Father Carlos Piedrahita, S.T.L. was ordained in 2013 for the Archdiocese of Hartford, CT. He was born in Medellin, Colombia. Before beginning his seminary studies, Fr. Carlos earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and a Master’s in Strategic Management of Costs and Finances at EAFIT University in Colombia.
He studied Philosophy at the University of St. Thomas, Houston, TX, and completed a Master’s in Divinity at St. John’s Seminary in Brighton, MA.
He earned a Licentiate in Sacred Theology at Boston College, in both Spiritual Theology and Systematic Theology. His thesis work was focused on the Humanity of Christ in the works of St. Ignatius of Loyola and St. Teresa of Avila.
He also received training as a Director of Spiritual Exercises and Spiritual Director at St. Beuno’s Jesuit Spirituality Centre in North Wales, United Kingdom.
He has served as a parochial vicar at the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Waterbury, St. Paul Church and St. Augustin in Glastonbury, the Torrington Catholic Cluster, and St. Matthew Church in Forestville; as parish administrator of St. Mary Church in Newington; and as an assistant Master of Ceremonies of the Archdiocese. Fr. Piedrahita served as a Director of Intellectual Formation, Director of the Basselin Scholars, and Faculty
Member of Theological College, The National Seminary at The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. Currently, Fr. Piedrahita is supporting the mission of the Diocese of Tyler, TX, where he served as a parochial vicar of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception until June 30, 2021, and is now serving as parish administrator of Holy Family Catholic Church in Lindale, TX.