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Deacon Phillip Tran is a 4th year theologian who is currently in his last year of seminary formation. He grew up in South Florida (Boca Raton). After graduating from high school, he entered the University of Miami, with the intention of going into medicine as a physician. He graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Neuroscience, and entered the seminary right after college. He credits his family, in particular his parents, for being excellent models of Christian virtue, and for nurturing his vocation. He has gone through six years of seminary thus far, with two years at St. John Vianney College Seminary in Miami, and entering his fifth year at his current seminary, St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary. His interests include reading, fishing, watching movies of all genres, playing various sports, among many other things. He will be ordained a priest on May 9th, 2015.

"If you are what you should be, then you will set the world on fire." -St. Catherine of Siena