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Fr. Tim Furlow was born in 1982 in Portland, Oregon. He attended elementary school at Holy Trinity Catholic School in Beaverton, Oregon and graduated from the A Beka Homeschool program in 2000. He attended the University of Portland from 2000-2002 before moving to Baku, Azerbaijan to teach English. In 2004, he began studies at the Franciscan University of Steubenville and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Theology and Philosophy in 2007. That same year he began work as the Director of Youth and Young Adult Music Ministry at St. Cecilia’s Parish in Beaverton, where he worked until entering Seminary in 2010.

Fr. Furlow entered Mount Angel Seminary in 2010 where he completed one year of theology courses before transferring in 2011 to the Pontifical North American College in Rome. There he completed a Baccalaureate in Sacred Theology at the Pontifical Gregorian University in 2013. He is currently pursuing a Licentiate in Moral Theology at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas. His pastoral ministry training has included assignments at St. John the Baptist Church in Milwaukie, Salvator Mundi Hospital in Rome, Saint Mary’s College (Rome), The Madeleine Parish in Portland, Tacoma General Hospital and Marymount International School (Rome).

He shares a four-part series on vocation, the seminary, life in Rome, and more, which will air on Mater Dei Radio in Portland, Oregon beginning tonight.

"If you are what you should be, then you will set the world on fire." -St. Catherine of Siena