Reverend Vincent Anyama
I was born in Enugu, Nigeria, otherwise known as the “Coal City.” While my rich and memorable childhood days were spent in the city, I was also blessed to spend my teenage years in the village of Umuchima, Ideato-South, where my father was born and raised. After an amazing high school experience, I discerned to enter the seminary. I spent a little over a year in seminary formation with the religious Congregation of Christ the Emanuel. The Lord turned my life upside down when I had to leave religious life, move with my family to Dallas at the age of 20, and later switch to diocesan priestly formation for the Diocese of Dallas.
After 3 years of college seminary at Holy Trinity Seminary in Irving, and 5 years of theologate formation at St. Mary’s Seminary in Houston, I was ordained a Catholic priest in 2009. I spent my first three years of priestly life at St. Francis Catholic Church in Frisco, Texas, an assignment I still cherish very much. From 2012 to 2013, I served as Parochial Vicar and later Parish Administrator at All Saints parish in Dallas. In the summer of 2013, I was sent to Rome for further studies at the Gregorian University.
Four and half years later, I successfully obtained a license and doctorate degree in Dogmatic Theology. Upon my return from Rome and after serving for three months as Sacramental Minister at Corpus Christi parish, Ferris Texas, I was asked to leave home once more to join a seasoned team of formation faculty at St. Mary’s Seminary in Houston. Serving as Vice-Rector for two years, and formation advisor/adjunct professor of theology for three years, enriched and strengthened my profound love for the priesthood of Jesus Christ. I was recently named the Vice-Rector of Holy Trinity Seminary of the great Diocese of Dallas, and I am excited to be home.
Favorite Quote or Bible Verse
“Omnia Christus est nobis (To us Christ is all).” – St. Ambrose of Milan