Robert Lane

3rd College

Seminary: Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary, Wynnewood, Pennsylvania

Ordination Date: 2026

Birth Date: October 11

Home Parish: St. Raphael Catholic Church, Raleigh, NC

High School: St. Thomas More Academy, Raleigh, NC (class of 2016)

Hobbies: Hiking, reading, baseball, geocaching


Who Influenced/Inspired you to Priesthood: My pastor Fr. Phil Hurley was a tremendous influence in my discernment process. He was one of the first people I talked to, and he generously guided me through many questions I had about my vocation.

What would you say to a young man who thinks he may have a vocation: Thank God! God calls us because He loves us. Offering God an open and joyful heart will pave the way for a healthy discernment. Deepen your prayer life. Talking to someone about your vocation is a critical and necessary step in discernment.

Favorite Scripture Passage: Luke 1:46-55 The Magnificat. God chooses Mary to bear His son, and we witness the explosion of joy and love in Mary’s response to God.

Favorite Saint: St. Rocco!