Diocese of Dallas

Hometown: McKinney, Texas

Home Parish: St. Michael the Archangel

MANUEL “MANNY” MORA

I have felt the calling to the priesthood for as long as I can remember. As a child I liked going to Mass and playing Mass!  Moreover, my passion for art and music always gravitated toward glorifying God. I graduated high school with the intention to praise God through a career in sacred architecture or organ playing. However, I felt God calling me to follow him more intimately, which led me to discern a priestly vocation at HTS, and I cannot be more thankful.

Favorite Quote or Bible Verse

“Nearly every moment of every day we have the opportunity to give something to someone else – our time, our love, our resources.  I have always found more joy in giving when I did not expect anything in return.” – Truett Cathy, Founder of Chick-Fil-A

Fun Fact

My senior classmates and I are making a pilgrimage to Mexico for spring break.