2015_August 28_Mass of the Holy Spirit_357.jpg
1267180_10151638012092816_827913448_o.jpg
11907204_950286605031969_4556807631940860570_o.jpg
2015_August 28_Mass of the Holy Spirit_357.jpg

Bio


“What do you seek?”

John 1:38

SCROLL DOWN

Bio


“What do you seek?”

John 1:38

The following is a brief bilingual introduction to my mission as a Jesuit Scholastic at Loyola University Chicago from 2015-2018. A.M.D.G.

 

I am little by little discovering what it means to become ‘fully alive’ by integrating four major pillars in my life: a strong spiritual life, rigorous academic studies, simple community living and accompaniment with the poor. My academic interests involve bridging the gap between theology and social justice work; particularly through music, film and other forms of digital media. I synthesize all my life experiences in one line -- ‘all is gift; all is grace’ [Spiritual Exercises, 322].  It is the mantra that keeps me ever grateful in moments of difficulty and growth. 

I graduated from Belen Jesuit Preparatory School ‘09 and continued my undergraduate studies at Fordham University ‘13 in the Bronx, New York, dual majoring in Philosophy and Psychology with a Concentration in American Catholic Studies. While in college I was particularly challenged and inspired during my Spring ‘12 study abroad Casa de la Solidaridad Program in the Universidad Centroamericana José Simeón Cañas (UCA) in San Salvador, El Salvador.

Upon graduating Fordham, I entered the Society of Jesus and began my formation towards the ministerial priesthood in the Catholic Church. I did my two-year Novitiate experience in Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic and professed my first vows of poverty, chastity and obedience at my high school alma mater on August 28, 2015. I continued my formation at Loyola University Chicago ‘18 in Chicago, Illinois completing two Masters in Social Philosophy and Digital Media and Storytelling. While in Chicago, my ministry involved accompanying court-involved youth on the Southside of Chicago through Hip-Hop Media Production at a Restorative Justice center called Precious Blood Ministries and as a chaplain at the Cook County Juvenile Detention center. I am currently missioned for two years as a theology teacher and campus minister at my high school alma mater, Belen Jesuit Preparatory School in Miami, FL.

A.M.D.G.

large_news988792_1024939.jpeg

MY VOCATION STORY: “All is Gift, All is Grace”

My vocation story has been and continues to be the ongoing journey to learn to what it means to live “Eucharistically”: blessed, broken, and shared for others.

 
1267180_10151638012092816_827913448_o.jpg

Novitiate


Novitiate

First two years of formation in the Society of Jesus in Dominican Republic

Novitiate


Novitiate

First two years of formation in the Society of Jesus in Dominican Republic

11907204_950286605031969_4556807631940860570_o.jpg

First Vows


First Vows

On August 28, 2015 I professed vows of poverty, chastity and obedience at the service of God and God's people

 

First Vows


First Vows

On August 28, 2015 I professed vows of poverty, chastity and obedience at the service of God and God's people