Alejandro RiveraAlejandro Rivera

First Theology

Parish: St. Elizabeth, Kenosha

Seminary:  St. Francis de Sales

Birthday:  May 18

Intercessor:  St. Peter the Apostle

Describe yourself.

I am a bookworm who is fascinated by Church history and Catholic tradition.

Tell us your vocation story.

After six months of hleping at my home parish, I realized I was thriving, compare to the cloister I was returning to. I'm going to seminary to continue my discernment.

What is the greatest challenge facing a man considering the seminary?

The greatest challenge to considering the seminary is shifting from an independent way of life to something more communal.

What is your favorite psalm verse and why?

Psalm 95:3 "For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods." God's might against all of the distractions in my life gives me hope and faith in my future. 

What are your favorite activities outside of the seminary?

I enjoy bike rides and movies.

Where do you like to go to pray?

I usually prefer to pray in adoration chapels.

Where do you do your best studying?

Almost any place that isn't my room.

Which saint should people ask to intercede for your vocation?

St. John Vianney and St. John the Baptist.

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