Father Carlos Piedrahita was ordained in 2013 for the Archdiocese of Hartford, CT and joined the Society of Priests of St. Sulpice on June 2018. 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 is a candidate for a Sacred Theology License in Spirituality at Boston College, where he is writing his thesis 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 is currently a member of the faculty of Theological College, The National Seminary at The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC.