Name: Juan Manuel Camacho
Year: 4th Year
Home Parish: La Purificación, Valle de San José
Teaching Parish: Saint Patrick in Racine
Ordination Class: Class of 2012
When did you first think about priesthood?
As young boy I never thought about priesthood, but it was until I was a teenager and young adult that started to reflect and think about priesthood. I worked as a missionary in the sister parish that our archdiocese have in the Dominican Republic. While I was there I reflected seriously about my vocation to the priesthood and made my decision to study to become a priest. I see my vocation to the priesthood as a long process of conversion that finally I was able to give myself to Christ.
What has been your favorite part about being in the seminary?
I have been able to grow in love to Christ and my brother’s seminarians. This sense of love and communion among us is great.
What do you like to do in your free time/hobbies/sports, etc.?
I like to play soccer, read books, cook and gardening.