Fr. Michael Moriarty, L.C., was born in Atlantic, Iowa on August 18, 1980 and grew up in the town of Lawrence, Kansas. In 1999 he graduated from Sancta Maria in Lawrence. He entered the Legionaries of Christ as a novice on September 15th of 1999 in Cheshire, Connecticut. After one year in Cheshire he went to Salamanca, Spain where he made his first profession of vows and studied classical humanities studies. He obtained a bachelor’s degree in philosophy at Our Lady of Thornwood in and spent three years of internship helping provide spiritual formation for businessmen in New York City. He then moved to Rome where he made his perpetual profession of vows and obtained a Licentiate degree in philosophy and a bachelor’s degree in theology from Regina Apostolorum Pontifical College. He comes to Philadelphia from Chicago, Illinois where he served as chaplain of East Lake Academy, auxiliary chaplain for the Lumen Institute, and director of fundraising for Regnum Christi in the Midwest.  His new role in Philadelphia will be working with the youth to provide retreats, spiritual direction and opportunities for young people to evangelize through mission trips.