Birthday: August 24th
Home Parish: Our Lady of Wisdom, San Marcos
Level of Formation: I Theology
Seminary: St. Joseph Seminary
I was raised in El Paso and moved to the Austin area in 2013 to attend Texas State University graduate school. It was at a renewal retreat I attended during my teen years that I sensed God speaking to me through music. While in high school, I cantored and led both English and Spanish Mass choirs as well as participated in the youth group. After completing my Bachelor of Arts in Music, I moved to San Marcos to attend grad school and it is there that I recognized the Lord calling to a deeper intimacy with him. As I continued my discernment here, I worked for the diocese for two and a half years. During the first priestly ordination I attended in Austin, the gospel reminded me that there is no better love than to give one’s life for a friend. This is exactly what a priest does and I was immediately compelled to participate in His sacrificial love.