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Why graduate study at the STM?

Sarah Mary Toce

Sarah Mary Toce

degree program: m.div.

Hometown: Lafayette, Louisiana
Most recent position: Legislative liaison and outreach coordinator, Louisiana Right to Life Federation

“I remember realizing that what I wanted to do for the rest of my life was serve the Church. But people told me that was silly; I’d never make any money. So I let it go for a while. But I realized—through prayer and discernment—that a very palpable longing had been in my heart for a few years, and the piece that was missing was this intellectual component. I wasn’t being stimulated in my relationship with God anymore. It just felt like the next step was to get to know Him. Especially after working in a nonprofit, I realize I can serve the Church in a real way for the rest of my life.”

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