Diocese of Austin

Hometown: Houston, Texas

Home Parish: University Catholic Center, Austin

Michael Noriega

I grew up in Houston, TX in a strong Catholic family. The seeds of my vocation were laid while working at my home parish during high school. I loved being at the parish and began to think about priesthood. I attended the University of Texas at Austin and graduated in 2014 with a biology degree. I worked in the medical field for 3 years and then for a pro-life organization in Washington, DC, but I found myself still thinking about the priesthood. I loved my job but felt God inviting me to something deeper. I am excited to continue to discern God’s call at HTS!

Favorite Quote or Bible Verse

“My heart is steadfast, God; my heart is steadfast.” – Psalm 108

Fun Fact

I lived in Saudi Arabia for 1 year as a child.