Diocese of Austin

Class: Propaedeutic

Diocese: Austin

Hometown: Moved a lot, military family

Home Parish: St. Mary’s Catholic Center, College Station


My call to the priesthood started on a November night two years ago, while I was attending Texas A&M. I didn’t know what I wanted to do in life and had been praying about it. It was late at night, and I had been on my computer for some time.  I got up and got ready for bed, and I had an extreme urge to look in the mirror. I flipped on the lights, and I saw myself in a cassock and collar. The sight stunned me. After a bit, I got comfortable with the sight, and I found great peace in looking at it. I discerned for a year and a half if I should enter seminary, and I got the call to enter last November. Today, Psalm 110:4 seems to appear to me often and it gives me great comfort. I am at peace and continue to strive to be closer to the Lord, and I desire to help others around me to strive to be closer to him, too.

Favorite Quote or Bible Verse

The Lord hath sworn, and he will not repent: Thou art a priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.” – Psalm 110:4

Fun Fact

The military had my family travel and live in New York twice, Pennsylvania twice, Maryland twice, Georgia, and Germany.