Q & A with Fr. Gregoire (Greg) Fluet, the Mount's chaplain and director of Campus Ministry
Q. What did you major in?
A. As an undergrad I majored in philosophy and in Major Seminary (graduate), I finished a Master’s of Divinity and an MA in Theology with speciality in Church History. I went on to Clark University in Worcester and there completed an MA in American History and a PhD in History with specialization in Early Modern European (French Enlightenment and Revolution) & Modern American History.
Q. What is your favorite thing about the Mount?
A. My favorite thing at MSMC is, without question, the students. What a great bunch of people!
Q. What is your favorite food?
A. I love Italian food, no question!
Q. What is your favorite Bible verse or passage?
A. I have many, but two that I love are Cana in Galilee John 2:1-11 where Jesus performs His first miracle and transforms water into wine and second, the dialogue with the Samaritan woman at the well, John 4 :1-29. Both say so much about Jesus and His love.
Q. What made you decide to become a priest?
A. I had seen so many wonderful priests who came to our house when we moved from Canada. Some of these priests were from Canada and they would spend vacation time with us. Their dedication, joy, and goodness amazed me and caused me to think about it. I also really thought that by the Mass and the Sacraments I could really help people. By my second year in college I was certain.
Q. Besides Mass/Campus Ministry events, what’s your favorite thing to do on campus?
A. All the many activities, I love the theater, the many events, but, and this is no secret, the athletic games. I’m told I sometimes get a little carried away, you’ll probably hear me yelling at those… (and to clarify, yes, I almost got a red card at a Women’s Soccer game….)
Q. If you weren’t a priest, what other career could you see yourself in?
A. I cannot imagine not being a priest, but I certainly would have been a teacher in college. Also medicine might have been an interest.