Students from St. Mary’s Dominican High School and Jesuit High School gathered at Dominican for an afternoon of Truth & Glory ministry where they heard an inspirational talk from Dominican alumna Sarah Jane McMahon Briscoe (’98) and husband Brandon Briscoe, (Jesuit ’98).
They shared their experiences of seeking God’s plan for their lives beyond high school, especially in choosing their career paths and in discerning their vocation to married life. For Sarah Jane, an opera singer who shares her gifts with companies and symphonies around the world, the path toward a married vocation seemed clear. Brandon, a lawyer, followed a road that took him to study for the priesthood at Notre Dame Seminary before discerning that God had another option for him. Both witnessed to the beauty of God’s timing in bringing them from knowing each other in high school to a deeper friendship and ultimately, into a loving marriage. They encouraged the students to, “bloom where they are planted,” and continue to seek out opportunities to share their God-given gifts with others in ministry.
Fr. Jason Braudinger, S.J. led the students in a period of Eucharistic Adoration to the sounds of beautiful music of by One Lan Band members Dominican seniors Catherine Cerise and Lan Le, and junior Lillian Cerise. The afternoon gathering closed with pizza, hot chocolate and desserts in the courtyard. The next Truth & Glory will be held in the Spring of 2017. The name, Truth & Glory reflects the integration of Dominican’s motto of VERITAS and the Jesuit motto of Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam. The purpose of Truth & Glory is to provide young people with a personal encounter with Christ through opportunities for Eucharistic adoration, engaging talks, praise and worship music, and small group discussion.