Hometown: Bellaire, TX
Home Parish: St. Vincent de Paul, Houston
SHAWN MATTHEW VARKEY
I wanted to be a priest when I was younger, but that desire faded away as I got older. After altar serving a Mass in my senior year of high school, a joke that my pastor made got me thinking about the priesthood. I later went on a silent retreat and heard the call to enter seminary. I applied to my archdiocese, was accepted, and here I am at HTS.
Favorite Quote or Bible Verse
“Watch me, O Lord, this day; for, abandoned to myself, I shall surely betray thee.” – St. Philip Neri
There are only two escalators in the entire state of Wyoming.