Seminarian ordained a deacon and priest at Christus Santa Rosa Hospital Northwest, is called to the Lord.
William Carmona Lopez was ordained a deacon and priest by the Most Reverend David R. Choby, DD, JCL, Bishop of Nashville on Monday, September 8, 2014 at Christus Santa Rosa Hospital Northwest. Father Carmona was ordained as he laid in his hospital bed surrounded by priests, seminarians, and many friends. Father William passed away at 2:40 p.m. on Wednesday, September 10. He was 51.
Father Carmona attended Assumption Seminary and was ordained for his Diocese of Nashville. Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller and Very Rev. Jeff Pehl concelebrated the Mass.
Born in Atioquia, Colombia on January 11, 1963, Father William had six brothers and six sisters. In his autobiography he wrote that he received his calling to discern the priesthood when he was twelve. He continued; "I was an altar server at my parish and I was inspired by the pastor of my parish who was a great example of service to God's people...My father was a great influence on me because he was a dedicated man of prayer."
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