MEET

Deacon Benjamin Bralove

• Fourth Theology •

Seminary: North American College
Home Parish: Blessed Sacrament, Washington, D.C.
YouTube Video: My Story.
Worked as an Emergency Room physician for six years in Manhattan and the Bronx before joining seminary.

My life before the seminary:
I attended undergraduate school at Cornell University with a major in Chemistry and Chemical Biology. While at Cornell I converted to Catholicism and was received into the Church during my senior year. I completed medical school at Boston University and did my post-graduate residency in Emergency Medicine in the Bronx. After completing my residency, I decided to stay in New York City working as an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

What convinced me to enter the seminary:
Throughout my career in medicine I increasingly felt the Lord may be calling me to a radical reorientation. My devotion to the Mass and time spent in adoration intensified this feeling. I still wasn’t completely sure I was ready to step away from something I had been working towards my entire life. Despite this apprehension and after 6 years of being a doctor, I couldn’t shake the Lord’s call and decided to take the plunge and enter seminary.

Other interests include:
Skiing, kite boarding, travel, cooking

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