Fr. Mark Haydu, LC started his journey in Akron, OH being born the sixth child and fourth boy on July 15, 1972. As an active member of the charismatic renewal Fr. Mark went to the Franciscan University of Steubenville followed by a year of missionary work in Antigua, Guatemala and Reynosa, Mexico. He entered the novitiate in Cheshire, CT in 1993, and finished his Humanities degree there in 1996 where he first began to fall in love with Art and History. After two years of Philosophical studies in Rome, he did four years of apostolic internship in Salamanca, Spain, Dublin, Ireland, and Cheshire, CT. Fr Mark returned to Rome to get a master’s degree in Philosophy with a thesis on moral legislation, and then began his Theology studies in 2004, until he was ordained a priest on December 22, 2007. That same year in October, Fr. Mark became the Director of the Patrons of the Arts of the Vatican Museums, a position he held until June 15, 2015. During that time he finished a License in Moral Theology focused on the effects of cohabitation on marital happiness and perseverance. He also published two award winning art books in a series Meditations on Vatican Art. Fr. Mark enjoyed being a spiritual director for the legionary seminarians and consecrated women of Regnum Christi while in Rome. He is glad now to be in the NY Tri-State area working as National Chaplain of Lumen Institute. He enjoys sports, playing guitar, reading and writing.