Diocese of Nashville

Hometown: Nashville, Tennessee

Home Parish: Cathedral of the Incarnation

Ryan Hinlo

Attending Catholic schools while growing up allowed me to be in the presence of many priests. It was not until high school that I realized the great influence that many of these priests had on me. Once I began to realize the importance of these priests, I started to pray about the possibility of entering seminary to discern the priesthood. After visiting Pontifical College Josephinum during high school, I felt a great sense of peace. After more prayer and spiritual advisement, I entered seminary after graduating from high school.

Favorite Quote or Bible Verse

“How can we live in harmony?  First, we need to know we are all madly in love with the same God.” – St. Thomas Aquinas

Fun Fact

During my first semester at HTS, I ran in the Dallas Half Marathon.