Three Admitted to Candidacy for Holy Orders


Three men studying for the priesthood at Saint Vincent Seminary were admitted to Candidacy for Holy Orders on October 26 by Most Rev. David R. Choby, D.D., Bishop of Nashville. The seminarians were from the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, Saint Bede Abbey, Peru, Illinois, and Saint Bernard Abbey in Cullman, Alabama.


Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston

José M. Escalante is the son of Manuel Sanchez of San Vincente, El Salvador and Francisa Escalante of La Paz, El Salvador. He is a 1982 graduate of Collegio Technologico Vicentino, San Vicente. He studied philosophy at the Instituto Teologico de America Central and also studied at Saint John Vianney College Seminary, Miami.


Saint Bede Abbey

Brother Gregory Jarzombek, O.S.B., of Chicago is from Saint Bede Abbey, Peru, Illinois. He mother is Catherine Jarzombek of Park Ridge, Illinois. He is a 1971 graduate of Notre Dame High School for Boys, Niles, Illinois. He earned a bachelor of science degree in finance from Marquette University in 1975 and a master of business administration degree in finance in 1976 from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.


Saint Bernard Abbey

Brother Jacob Amos, O.S.B., of Cullman, Alabama, is the son of the late Cottrell C. Amos and Barbara Amos of Vallejo, California. He is a 1976 graduate of Murphysboro Township High School, Murphysboro, Illinois. In 1981, he received a bachelor of arts degree in philosophy and history from St. Meinrad College, St. Meinrad, Indiana. He also received a Juris Doctor in Law in 1991 from the University of Notre Dame.