California’s Jerry Brown credits Dominican nuns and the Jesuits in his re-election announcement

An alert reader sent this my way, from the governor’s announcement, which was posted on his website today:

At this stage of my life, I can say–without any hesitation–that I am prepared and excited to tackle these challenges and the many others that lay before us. In fact, there is nothing I would rather do. So today, I have taken out the papers to run for re-election.

If you had asked me 40 years ago–when I first ran for governor–what I would be doing in 2014, I could never have guessed. Nor could anyone else. Yet, by the grace of God and habits of perseverance instilled in me by my family, the Dominican nuns and the Jesuits, I am here and ready to go.

Lest we forget, Jerry Brown set out to become a priest. He studied at California’s Sacred Heart Novitiate for three years before leaving to get his degree at UC Berkeley.

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