school after deciding the seminary
“just wasn’t for me,” in part because he
wanted to date girls (which he couldn’t
even then, officially, because his great
aunt was so strict).
After graduating from high
school, Henson attended St. John’s
Seminary College in Camarillo,
California, graduating in 1986 with
a degree in philosophy. He still felt
pulled toward priesthood but not
certain—he’d met a woman and
fallen in love. He moved to North
Hollywood and took a job with
Catholic Charities working with
One Saturday he went to the lo-
cal Carmelite parish for confession.
But when he got there, he found the
confessional empty. He walked outside and saw a guy wearing shorts,
a tank top, and flip-flops sitting on
the steps, and he asked him, “Do you
know where the priests are?”
HENSON MEETS with
students at Salpointe High
School in Tucson, Arizona.
He frequently visits
Carmelite high schools as
part of his vocation ministry.
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