September 1, 2009
Bishop Sam Jacobs is no stranger to the Legatus family. As the founding chaplain of the Houma-Thibodaux Chapter, the bishop was instrumental in developing the South Louisiana chapter. Known for his warmth as well as his energetic preaching, he was ordained to the priesthood in 1964. As a young priest, he served as pastor of several parishes in the dioceses of Lafayette and Lake Charles before being appointed bishop of Alexandria in 1989. He was installed as the third bishop of Houma-Thibodaux in 2003.