My ocation to the priesthood started at home. At home, the whole family prayed the rosary and went to mass. My father read the Bible to us every day and asked us to give some inputs. When the family prayed, we often asked God for vocations to the religious life or priesthood. I believe that from that prayer God called me to be first a missionary in Mexico and later here in the United States. Later on I felt the call to enter to the Seminary.
My seminary training started at Cristo Reay Seminary, in Texcoco Mexico. I was in formation for three years. Every summer I came to Idaho to work with the Hispanic youth group but it was not until the last year I became a seminarian for the Diocese of Boise.
I arrived at Mt. Angel Seminary on 1999. My first two years at the seminary were just to be familiar with the language, the culture and the liturgy. Everything was new for me and complicated. I did not understand a lot cultural things and even the way of how the Liturgy was celebrated. Nevertheless, on my on way, I was open to learn and explore a new world. This challenge was not easy at all because of the culture such on and different areas of my life.
"Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good" (Rom.12:21)