Benjamin Hoyer

  SOCA's Vice President

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During this time he began a paid internship with his local Church where he began to deepen his interest in contemplative spirituality and an appreciation for the theology of in St Thomas Aquinas.

Ben decided not to return to Wheaton but to finish his education at Regis University. He was received into the Catholic Faith in 2016. He continued his education at the Augustine Institute and received a Master's Degree in Theology in 2019.

During his spiritual and intellectual formation at the Augustine Institute, Ben realized the importance of the life of prayer. Through texts such as Introduction to the Devout Life and Catherine of Sienna's Dialogue, Ben began pursuing contemplative prayer and implementing the traditional advice of the Catholic Church in pursuing holiness.

Ben has been volunteering his resources and time to assist SOCA since March of 2019 and was eager and honored to become the second fulltime employee in August of 2019 on the Feast of St Robert Bellarmine, the Doctor for the Protestants.