Davide Bianchini

Christ's peace,

My name is Davide Bianchini, and I am a seminarian studying for the Archdiocese of Saint Louis. I have been discerning a vocation off and on for a number of years, feeling originally drawn to religious life. After graduating college as a Mechanical Engineer, and working in a lab for three years, I then quit my job and entered religious life (Franciscans) for about a year, until discerning out of their Novitiate. At this point I began feeling a growing call to the diocesan priesthood instead of religious life. But still unsure as to how to proceed, I decided to help my mother financially by starting up a book scanning business while continuing discernment. To my surprise, God blessed me with more success than I could possibly imagine. Yet through it all the call to the diocesan priesthood seemed to grow every stronger. After paying off our debt, I eventually sold the business, entered seminary, and have never looked back since. 

I would describe my spiritual journey as somewhat typical. I was born Catholic, but never really took ownership of the faith as a child. It wasn't until many years later, and after many poor choices and many winding roads, that I finally awoke from my slumber and began living for the one who created me. Having trod the path of the prodigal son, I feel doubly blessed to know first hand the depths of God's mercy and patience.

I have also Protestants to thank for challenging me as a Catholic, which, as irony would have it, propelled ever more deeply into my Catholic faith. The more I studied, the more I fell in love with God, His Church, and His saints. The saints became for me my companions; I took them with me wherever I went--especially to the chapel--consuming book after book for a number of years. When I read them, I felt like I was reading the very heart and soul of the Church. 

Through the saints, and through my love for history (and also through Apologetics), I have come to an especial love for the treasures of our Catholic faith. There is so much beauty and richness to our faith; it is my hope to one day share what little I have learned with the people of God, especially with the people of Saint Louis. Having lived in other parts of the country, I have grown especially fond of the people of Saint Louis, seeing in them the raw material for great holiness--far greater than my own. It would be an honor for me to dedicate my life to them, if God so wills it. 


Totus Tuus Maria,





Georgia Institute of Technology
Dates: 1998 - 2004

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