Annapolis man ordained a priest in Rome


By Catholic Review Staff

Legion of Christ Father Brian Coe, an Annapolis native, was ordained to the priesthood earlier this month in Rome.

Father Coe was one of 44 Legionaries of Christ ordained by Cardinal Velasio De Paolis, papal delegate for the Legionaries of Christ and Regnum Christi, at the Basilica of St. John Lateran.

Father Coe, 32, attended St. Mary’s Elementary School in Annapolis. He graduated from Broadneck High School in Annapolis and joined the novitiate. 

It was after he attended Youth 2000 at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary in Emmitsburg that he began to consider the priesthood. 

“On that weekend, I got into adoring the Eucharist (to this day it’s one of my favorite hobbies),” Father Coe said. “I realized that being with Jesus in the Eucharist is the best place anyone can be on earth and that no one is closer to the Eucharist than priests.”

Father Coe studied at the Legion’s seminarians in Cheshire, Conn., and Thornwood, N.Y. He earned a master’s in philosophy from Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum in Rome. He is working on a master’s in dogmatic theology in Rome.

Copyright (c) Dec. 28, 2012 

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