Fr. Sam Matthiesen, 31, joined our novitiate on August 26, 2017. He was ordained a diocesan priest in 2013 for the Diocese of San Angelo, TX.
Prior to entering our novitiate, he was associate pastor of Holy Trinity Parish in Big Springs, TX.
Fr. Sam grew up on a cotton farm in Olfen, TX. He earned a B.A. in philosophy from Conception Seminary College in Missouri and a master of divinity from the Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio, TX.
During his novitiate year, Fr. Sam will be based at the Paulist House of Mission and Studies at St. Joseph Seminary in Washington, D.C.
Fr. Sam Matthiesen "signs in" as a Paulist novice on August 26, 2017.
Fr. Sam Matthiesen praying part of Eucharistic Prayer as a concelebrant during Mass on August 26, 2017.