Fr. Patrick Mary was born in Cocoa Beach, Florida, but lived in various places growing up due to his father’s career in the Army. Before entering the Community, he was a student at the University of Miami. He entered the Franciscan Missionaries of the Eternal Word in October 2002 and professed final vows on August 14, 2008.  Br. Patrick was ordained to the diaconate on May 21, 2011 and completed his theological studies at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary on May 4, 2012 earning a Masters in Divinity and Masters of Arts in Systematic Theology.  Fr. Patrick was ordained to the priesthood on June 2, 2012.  He serves as the Director of Priestly Formation, Chaplain of EWTN News Nightly in Washington D.C. and assist with campus chaplain services at Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, Maryland. Father is also pursuing a licentiate in sacred theology from Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit.

20 thoughts on “Fr. Patrick Mary’s Vocation Story

  1. God bless you Father Patrick Mary! May God continue to bestow many Graces upon you, especially in your service to Him. Thank you and praying for you always!

  2. May God bless always! Thank you for saying, “yes”, to His Call! You are an inspiration to all of us!

  3. Thank you, Fr. Patrick , for answering God’s call to priesthood.
    We are all blessed for it.
    God love you and keep you always!

  4. This is a really great idea to highlight each of the friars as points of great interest to the supporters/watchers of EWTN daily Mass, as am I. Thank you. P.S.: Please do monitor the video stream as when my viewing ended there were some very naughty porn type pictures in a series of suggested further watching! OH MY! Lord have mercy…..

  5. Thank you for your “Fiat” to Christ.
    I met you one day at the National
    Basilica. Thank you also for the blessing you gave me for my health.

  6. God Bless You Father. I do so enjoy your Homily & Communion. I became a Catholic last July,
    2015. This conversion took place a couple years ago when God gave me the gift of visiting Heaven in three parts in one evening. The Priest who visits where I live now (Virtua Health And Rehabilitation) in Berlin, NJ. I recounted to him, Father, what those experiences were and he felt that I had a “near death experience”. I had to argue with him Father because that experience and the message which God set in my brain that, “There are more things I need to do”). I felt badly that I had to be so emphatic about what I experienced, Father. I tried to send a message to Father Spitzer during a show he was discussing with Doug Keck (I sent a copy to
    both), but received no comment. I felt that they brushed me off as the Father who comes to visit me did. I’ve been hurt by my church. I can send you a copy of my visit if you’d like, Father.
    Below is my name and address, in case you wish to contact me. Thank you so much for reading my post. I pray that I’ll read a post from you.

    Sincerely AND God’s Continued Blessings To You, Father,
    Arthur Charles Walker (My Saints Are: St. Anthony & St. Cecilia)

  7. Hello Fr Patrick, it’s me Amal Ansgaar from India. God bless you and keeps you always good. I will pray for you.
    By god’s grace
    Amal Blaise Ansgaar

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  9. Thank you God for Fr Patrick Mary. I have been watching Mass on EWTN during the pandemic but this is the first Mass I have participated in with Fr Patrick Mary offering. Thank you for your instruction on the way to heaven.

  10. First time seeing you today
    Enjoying your Mass and reading your history.
    God bless you always, Father.
    Pray for me and my family

  11. I need a special prayer for my friend Edie that I’ve known for 60yrs. We grew up on my families 120 acre farm 25 horses n 115 cows. Hard wok we were like brother n sister with so many wonderful memories. Just found out she went from hospital to a nursing home witch don’t want to let me talk to her. I’m in at home hospital 24/7 oxygen n so many medications. I can’t imagine life without talking to her I’m in Florida n her our hometown. Anyway please help me deliver a prayer into her heart n know its from me. Amen! Also your new on EWTN n I love your mass on Dec 23rd . I love learning your wisdom n grace n absorbing every word you say. Would love to hear you again n again, hopefully you stay with us. You have blessed me more than you!

  12. We h

    My husband and I have been listening to EWTN for many years! Our morning starts with
    mass and our rosary during the day. Father Patrick is our favorite homilist. He is so
    intelligent and seems to be able to explain a gospel message so clearly it is just a gift to
    listen to him. No stories, no jokes just goes through the gospel section by section and
    brings it to life. He is truly a geft. Praise God

  13. May God keep you in his care always as we look to you and thank you for your guidance and light to our Catholic ideals.

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