Parish: Sacred Heart of Jesus, Milwaukee
Seminary: Saint Francis de Sales
Birthday: July 31
Intercessor: St. Anthony of Padua
Tell us your vocation story:
I heard the call to the priesthood in my early years though I have did not pay much attention. Even when I tried to pay attention I did not do it fully, but was still distracted by the world. It is God's grace that led me to share with a priest and nun I was aquainted with, and both encouraged to me pursue this call. After a long time of prayer and meditation, I applied and by God’s grace, I was accepted. I am very grateful to be a seminarian here at St. Francis de Sales.
What is the greatest challenge facing a man considering the seminary?
The greatest challenge is for a man to surrender himself to God.
What is your favorite verse and why?
PSALAM 63 "Oh God, you are my God, for you I long."
What are your favorite activities outside of the seminary?
Volunteering and building relationships with the poor and the needy.
Where do you like to go to pray?
In the chapel, and in the quiet sactuary of my room.
Where do you do your best studying?
At the desk in my room.
Which saint should people ask to intercede for your vocation?
St. Anthony of Padua.