I was born in Camagüey, Cuba and became a US citizen in 2009. In 2001 I obtained my B.A/B.S. degree in Elementary Education (Science) and worked as an elementary school teacher in Mexico for three years. After coming to the united States, I obtained a teaching position in Maryland but soon left my teaching career when I felt God’s call to the Franciscan way of life. I entered the Franciscan Conventual Order in 2009 and held the position of CRE (Coordinator in Religious Education) and Youth Ministry for the Archdiocese of Washington D.C. After five years of discernment I felt that God was pulling me in a different direction which led me to the diocesan priesthood. I’m currently a seminarian at Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary studying for the Diocese of Colorado Springs. I feel that I can become a good diocesan priest with all the lessons and riches I have gained from Franciscan spirituality. My faith in our Lord and Savior will give me the encouragement and strength necessary to dedicate myself to the Church, and her people who are faithfully living the Gospel.