Aspirants of Class 16 - January to June, 2019

Chris McCray

Chris McCray

My prayers had been answered. My desire to follow the Lord was clear. I was a man ready to dive into the Catholic faith in a deeper way: Priesthood.

My Vocation Story

Christian Kleb

Christian Kleb

The call to be a friar, serve the outcasts of society, and be God’s presence to these people is a deep desire of my heart.

My Vocation Story

Christopher Dixon

Christopher Dixon

Each morning my prayer is ‘Here I am Lord, what should we accomplish today?

My Vocation Story

Conor Maher

Conor Maher

In my vocation I desire to preach, minister to the sick and suffering, offer the Mass, and hear confessions.

My Vocation Story

Daniel Synoski

Daniel Synoski

…This simple realization came forth: Jesus is everything, and that must change my life.

My Vocation Story

David Castillo

David Castillo

Through the Norbertines I will be able to carry on the ministry of Christ to a new generation.

My Vocation Story

Edgar Avendano

Edgar Avendano

My life changed. This perfect love, lit by the fire of the Holy Spirit, has led me on a journey to discover God’s plan for me.

My Vocation Story

Gabri MacInnes

Gabri MacInnes

I greatly desire to spread the kingdom of God in imitation of the beautiful and simple way of the Holy Family.

My Vocation Story

Greg Dougherty

Greg Dougherty

…I am willing to go wherever the Holy Spirit leads me to proclaim the Gospel by ‘all ways and means’ necessary.

My Vocation Story

Ian Smith

Ian Smith

Call to live the monastic life will – God willing- accentuate my lifelong search for and embrace of God’s love.

My Vocation Story

Jeffrey Pooley

Jeffrey Pooley

I felt God was calling me by name for Himself and for His Church.

My Vocation Story

Juan Pablo Chavez

Juan Pablo Chavez

I pray that one day I can be an instrument in aiding the many demographic areas of our diocese to be united in the Body of Christ.

My Vocation Story

Luke Iyengar

Luke Iyengar

I felt a calling to the priesthood awaken in me.

My Vocation Story

Maria Aldape

Maria Aldape

“I fell in love with the man who died for me. I fell in love with Jesus.”

My Vocation Story

Maria Teresa Gonzalez

Maria Teresa Gonzalez

I strongly believe I hear deep within me Jesus calling me to follow and love Him for the rest of my life as a Carmelite Sister of the Most Sacred Heart.

My Vocation Story

Matthew Kendrick

Matthew Kendrick

I would look at the people receiving Christ in the most Holy Eucharist and would be filled with an unexplainable longing to serve them.

My Vocation Story

Nicholas Martell

Nicholas Martell

My reluctance to truly embrace the beauty of my faith was no match for the Holy Spirit’s persistence.

My Vocation Story

Scott Bahrke

Scott Bahrke

One of the most powerful moments in my faith life came to me while I was serving as an Army officer in Iraq during the first Gulf War.

My Vocation Story

Taylor Hawkins

Taylor Hawkins

I grew in sacrificial love and learned to take everything to prayer.

My Vocation Story

Zachary Muñoz

Zachary Muñoz

Priests follow the example of Christ. They are the presence of Christ in this fallen world who pour out their lives as a beacon of hope to the lost.

My Vocation Story

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