2019-01-02 / Other News

Marchi serving Blakely area


Antonio Marchi Antonio Marchi Some of you have probably seen Antonio Marchi around Blakely recently. Antonio came to Blakely in June with Glenmary Home Missioners, a Catholic institution serving spiritual and material needs of people in rural areas.

Antonio graduated from Brescia University in 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in theology, followed by a year in social studies.

He joined Glenmary Home Missioners in January 2015 and is in the novitiate year in his training to become a Brother. His current areas of work include social outreach, Catholic nurture and evangelization.

Antonio, 30, moved to Lexington, Ky., in 2000 with his family. His dad had Fulbright scholarship at the University of Kentucky where he earned a PhD and worked as an analyst researcher in soil science.

A 2006 graduate of Henry Clay High School, he graduated from Berea College in 2010 with a bachelor’s in physical education and health. He earned his master’s degree from Morehead State University in 2013.

He has worked as part time substitute teacher, PE teacher, lifeguard and water safety instructor.

Glenmary Home Missioners is a Roman Catholic religious institute of priests and brothers that work with lay coworkers to serve the spiritual and material needs of people in rural parts of the United States.

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