Samuel Mungai

Candidate
Studying:
Theology
Preparing for: Priesthood
Hometown: Nakura, Kenya - See more at: http://admin.epagecity.com/site/epage/159789_919.htm#sthash.dgGpNqgU.dpuf
Candidate
Studying:
Theology
Preparing for: Priesthood
Hometown: Nakura, Kenya - See more at: http://admin.epagecity.com/site/epage/159789_919.htm#sthash.dgGpNqgU.dpuf

Samuel Mungai loves a good story.

He loves to read and write, and he enjoys talking with the people he encounters in the mission. Throughout his Glenmary service, he has collected many stories, all of which have strengthened his resolve to become a Glenmary priest and hopefully to specialize in prison and nursing home ministry.

“It is a special calling and so good to be around those people,” Samuel said. “They appreciate it so much.”

Sam began his faith journey in his native Kenya, where he and his twin sister are the youngest of seven children. Their mother was active in their church. The children all participated in plays and concerts, but as Samuel began to stray from his faith, his father enrolled him in a Catholic boarding school. The biweekly Masses and daily rosaries renewed his faith and stirred a calling to become a priest.

Originally, he joined the Passionist missionaries. He graduated from the Passionist formation program in 2010 after studying philosophy with the group for four years, but he did not feel a calling to their charism. He preferred Glenmary’s focus on nurturing Catholicism in rural areas.

He joined Glenmary in 2015 and now studies at St. Meinrad Seminary, where in 2016, he was installed in the Ministry of Lector. In his formation, Samuel has worked in Maynardville, Tenn., and in Plymouth and Windsor, N.C. After making his first oath, Samuel will join the Blakely, Ga., mission.