Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston

Class: Freshman

Archdiocese: Galveston-Houston

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

Fun Fact

There are only two escalators in the entire state of Wyoming.