Hometown: Nederland, TX
Home Parish: St. Mary’s Catholic Center, College Station
ETHAN TANNER RICE
A cradle Catholic, I received all of my sacraments in Nederland, Texas. It was there that God planted a seed into my heart that would grow into the beautiful vocation that he is leading me into now. Through the sacraments, God touched my heart and left it inflamed for worship. After high school, I decided to pursue a degree in philosophy at Texas A&M. There, I began to discern whether God was calling me to the priesthood, and after two years of discernment and many moments of grace, I decided to apply for priestly formation for the Diocese of Austin.
Favorite Quote or Bible Verse
“I was not yet in love, yet I loved to love…I sought what I might love, in love with loving.” – St. Augustine of Hippo
I was one inch from being paralyzed from the neck down in a freak incident!