Fr. Jason Brooks grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. After graduating from high school in 1991, Fr. Jason attended Ripon College in Ripon, Wisconsin, where he studied biology and secondary education. He was also a starter on the intercollegiate football team. He had plans to teach, coach football, and have a family. However, thanks to the grace of God and the witness of a Catholic classmate in college, who inspired him to live his own Catholic Faith more authentically, those plans changed; and Fr. Jason answered his call to the priesthood after his junior year of college. He joined the Legion of Christ in 1994. He was ordained a priest at the Church of St. Mary Major in Rome on November 25, 2004. After being ordained, Fr. Jason served as the chaplain of the Lumen Institute in Chicago until 2011. Then, he moved to Atlanta, where he served as the chaplain at Holy Spirit Preparatory School for two years. Now, Fr. Jason is living at the Legion’s headquarters in Rome and studying for his Master’s degree in spiritual theology at Regina Apostolorum, which is a pontifical athenaeum run by the Legionaries of Christ. Fr. Jason is a great fan of Padre Pio and St. Thérèse of Lisieux. He also is devoted to Divine Mercy and Our Lady of Fatima. His conferences on these two topics are distributed by Lighthouse Catholic Media (http://www.lighthousecatholicmedia.org).
Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it (Mark 10:15). Becoming like a child in our relationship with God entails humbly recognizing our need for God and confidently … Continue reading →
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