Diocese of Charleston

Hometown: Greenville, South Carolina

Home Parish: Prince of Peace

Matthew Bauer

Throughout high school, I had a desire to discern the priesthood that continued to grow until it was necessary to open myself up to the idea of actually entering the seminary.  It was not an easy process, and it was a time of growth.  I was blessed to have holy priests guide me along the way.  Jesus had continued to lead me down the path of service to His people.  The Blessed Sacrament and the Mass remain at the center of my pull to the priesthood.  I am excited for my junior year, and I am grateful for the blessings and guidance the Holy Spirit has given me throughout my time at Holy Trinity Seminary.

Favorite Quote or Bible Verse

“Never be afraid of loving the Blessed Virgin too much.  You can never love her more than Jesus did.” – Saint Maximilian Kolbe

Fun Fact

One of my favorite books is The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner.