Christian Mai

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Theology I to IV

Home Parish: Notre Dame
Seminary: St. Mary's Seminary

My name is Christian Mai. I was born and raised in Houston, TX – Alief Proud! Raised by a single mother with two older sisters. Growing up as a cradle Catholic, I definitely went through the motions and had a “check-box” kind of faith in my adolescence, prioritizing my will over God’s will for my life (as you can tell, God has a sense of humor). Prior to entering the seminary, I was the Director of Youth Ministry at my home parish, Notre Dame, for over four years; little did I know that while desiring to lead the teens closer to Christ, they were the ones leading me to ultimately respond to this invitation to discern the priesthood – an invitation that I perceived God had placed in my heart at a young age, but I ignored it for as long as I could. Similar to a knock on the door, the knock would get louder and louder over the years, and it got to the point where I knew I had to answer it (in the midst of the pandemic of all times). Fast forward, as a seminarian for the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, I pray for the grace to know and to want whatever God wants – and to respond accordingly. Jesus, I trust in you.

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