Fr. Shannon Collins was born in 1964 and is a native of Cohasset, Massachusetts. After undergraduate and graduate work in history and education, he taught in Catholic schools for a number of years. In 1993, Father Shannon entered religious life and eventually became a member of a religious community of Pontifical Right. Having completed his seminary training at St. Philip Neri Seminary in Toronto, Ontario, he was ordained to the holy priesthood on June 10, 2000. He has appeared on EWTN and previously served as chaplain for the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament of Our Lady of the Angels Monastery in Hanceville, Alabama. He has preached retreats and parish missions throughout North America. Father is currently a traditional religious priest under Bishop Roger Foys of Covington, Kentucky. He is the pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes Personal Parish which acts as an ecclesial home for those attached to the Traditional Latin Mass. He is also a co-founder of the Missionaries of St. John the Baptist, a religious community in formation in the Diocese of Covington, Kentucky.