Embracing the Faith

Jake Rosenmeyer


Currently in his first year of  at Kenrick Seminary in St Louis,  Rosenmeyer credits his Catholic education with teaching him to love and embrace his faith.


Jake attended Bishop Garrigan Catholic schools  graduating in 2011. He attended  Briar Cliff  University;  graduated Magna Cum Laude;  Student  employee of the year 2013, Student Heart of the University  2014, Spiritus Franciscanus Award 2015.

Major Accomplishment:  Four years of teaching at Bishop Garrigan, his alma mater.

How did a Catholic education influence your life and why?

I would say that Catholic education had a great influence on my life. I have never attended a public school and that paired with the Catholic household I grew up in have lead me in many ways to where I am today. I taught religion in Catholic school and now just began my first year in seminary. Catholic Education taught me to love my faith and embrace it. 

Why should parents invest in Catholic education?

Parents should invest in Catholic education for many reasons. This is a main way we carry on the faith, and we are called by many Church Documents to teach our children in the faith and also to support Catholic Education if it is available.
While the primary place to teach the faith is at home, a Catholic education supplements everything you work on with your children at home. It bolsters the faith and hopefully excites people about it.
Catholic Education can effect your family for years to come. For instance, I was a third generation graduate of Bishop Garrigan High School. Our family is devoted to the Church and the school because of the education and experience we were given.

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