Brother Matthias Martinez, ordained to the diaconate on July 14, 2007, will serve his deacon internship at St. Mary Parish, St. Marys, starting August 1. He is the son of Lynda C. Martinez of Latrobe and the late Edelmiro Martinez, Jr. He is a 1993 graduate of Northfield Mt. Hermon High School. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in philosophy in 1999 from Saint John Seminary College, and has also studied at Babson College and Saint John Seminary, Boston. He has one sister, Janalyn Pentlow, of Astoria, New York.
In 2004, he was named assistant archivist and assistant master of cermonies/ sacristan at Saint Vincent Archabbey. In 2005 he was named assistant curator of the archabbey music collection. He also served as the Benedictine Resident of Wimmer Hall at Saint Vincent College (2005-2007) and as a Campus Ministry Assistant (2006-2007).
Brother Matthias made simple profession of monastic vows on July 9, 2004 and solemn profession of vows on July 11, 2007.