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Fernando Ricaud

Birthday: December 6th

Home Parish: University Catholic Center, Austin

Level of Formation: II Theology

Seminary: St. Mary's Seminary

I was born in Monterrey, Mexico to a loving family that raised me to know myself as beloved both by them and by God.

After graduating from the University of Texas and working as a software engineer for a year, I realized that I had never asked God what He wanted for the rest of my life… I only knew what I wanted! So through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, I asked the Lord to put the desire in my heart to be a priest if He wanted me to be a priest… and to my surprise He did! So I decided to take a leap of faith and entered seminary right after that.

Three years later, my love for the God and for His people has grown more than ever, and with each passing day the Lord continues to expand my heart to make it more like His Sacred Heart. I am now finishing my first theology year and the desire to be a priest of Jesus Christ is still burning deep within my heart, so I couldn’t be happier to follow Christ through this adventurous path.

¡Entre tus manos está mi vida, Señor! My life is in your hands, Lord!