424 South 30th Street, Tacoma, WA 98402 Parish Office: 253-383-4549
Rev. Michael Wagner
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
I was born and grew up in Socialist/Communist Poland. I left Poland at the age of 15, and lived in Rome for a year and then immigrated to Seattle, WA where I finished H.S. and University with a degree in Finance. I have worked in several states across the country prior to coming back to Seattle and opening a coffee shop that I named 'Insomniax Coffee'.
In 2005 when John Paul II died, I attended the funeral in Rome. After coming back, I contacted the Archdiocese of Seattle and talked to the Vocational Director, who guided me through the application process. In 2006 I answered the call, entered the seminary and crossed the threshold to a lifelong vocation to serve God and fulfill my purpose in life.
I was ordained in Saint James Cathedral on June 11th, 2011.
I enjoy reading, hiking and camping in the mountains.
My two favorite quotes (from my ordination card)
"When people cease to believe in God, the danger is not that they will believe nothing, but rather that they will believe anything."
Mortal creature you are:
From eternity loved into existence,
Existence of love
Is called into eternity