Fr. Nolan Thomas Lowry was just ordained a priest for the Tyler, TX diocese–the diocese our monastery resides in–on July 17, 2010. He is currently studying moral theology at the North American College and Santa Croce in Rome. He was ordained at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Tyler, so he was able to spend a little time in East Texas afterwards getting some pastoral experience at Sacred Heart Church in Nacogdoches, TX. We were so delighted that he made some time to come and celebrate Mass for us, and then visit with us! He is a very zealous young priest and we will be praying hard for him and for his ministry in East Texas in the years to come.
Fr. Nolan and some of the community