Diocese of Austin

Class: Propaedeutic

Diocese: Austin

Hometown: Portland, TX

Home Parish: Our Lady of Wisdom, San Marcos


My first call to the priesthood started one day after daily adoration at Our Lady of Wisdom University Parish in San Marcos. As I was removing the monstrance and replacing it with the crucifix, I felt a spark of consolation as I held the crucifix up above the altar like a priest holding a host during the consecration in the Mass. I quickly denied the possibility of the priesthood, but following that moment with the Holy Spirit, the call to discern the priesthood only increased as I participated in discernment lunches, retreats, and events in the diocese.

Favorite Quote or Bible Verse

Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.” – Romans 12:12

Fun Fact

In the summer of 2022, my friends and I drove from Maine to Missouri in one car for 36 hours straight.