Giris Azize
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Giris worked in the pharmaceutical/medical devices industry for 33 years, most recently with Pfizer Inc. He has managed reps and distributors around the globe and worked in sales and training. At the same time, Giris also started a small photography business, travelling around the world for World Youth Days with Pope Benedict and Pope Francis for Zenith, The Vatican News Agency. His involvement with the Church runs deep; he’s been active in many industries.  He has a family of four children, and four in Heaven.

“I worked within the Church as a musician playing in weddings at Mass for many years.  I was involved with the Pro-life groups, Catechism, Life of the world, Cursillo groups, Knight of Columbus, EWTN & The Legionaries of Christ. As I developed a deep sense of my calling to do more for the Church, this calling became louder after going through my annulment process.  After all these years, I always felt, since high school, that I wanted to do more for the Lord…. I am happy to discern my vocation at Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary.  Great to be here…I just want to do ‘God’s will’!