Hi, I am Jithin Thomas Titto from Banbury in Oxfordshire, currently in the first year of formation for priesthood in our diocese. Along with 10 other seminarians and the formation staff, I was living in Valladolid, Spain in the St. Alban Royal English college from September 2019. It was a blessing to be at the college which actually dates back to the 16th Century, with six canonised saints and various beatified men who studied at the college. I noticed that two of them - Blessed Ralph Ashley and Blessed Arthur Bell, had strong links with Worcestershire and they went to on to be Martyred for their faith.
Before seminary, I had lived with my parents and my younger sister in Oxfordshire until we finally settled in Banbury. My dad works in the Job centre Plus and mum works for the NHS. Sister is currently sat at home doing nothing as the schools have closed (she claims that she is studying)! In 2013, I moved to Hatfield for my degree in Mathematics at the university of Hertfordshire and moved back eventually in 2018. I have a small experience in teaching at secondary schools and working in accountancy (in the few years after my degree). I love playing sports, especially Badminton and played for my university and various local clubs. It is such a shame that we cannot personally meet given the circumstances but be assured of my prayers and please pray for me too.