September 10, 2020 | posted by Today's Catholic newspaper
Name: Guillermo Cruz Hernandez
Educational year: Second year of Pre-Theology, Bachelor’s degree in “Humanidades Clasicas”
Birthdate: June 20, 1991
Birthplace: Santiago de Querétaro, Querétaro de Arteaga, México.
Family: My family is my father, Guillermo Cruz who is a farmer. My mom who is a retired teacher in elementary school and my brother who is an architect.
Three people you would most like to meet: Holy Father Benedict XVI, St. Josemaría Escrivá de Balaguer, St. Agustin
Where do you see yourself in 10 years: I would see me in San Antonio as a priest working in a parish.
Who inspired your vocation: My mother and my father; my pastors Father Alejandro Ledesma in Mexico and Father Daniel Wittrock in Omaha, Nebraska; and Father Mike Schimtz
Last book you read: In Sinu Jesu (Benedictine Monk)
Last movie you saw: “The Great Escape”
Reaction from others on entering the seminary: The reaction was very predictable, and it was not a surprise because I express that I want to be a priest since elementary school. My parents, siblings, and friends know that I trying to enter seminary at the sometime in my life.
What aspect of seminary life do you most enjoy: I really enjoy the community life.
What aspect of seminary life do you find most difficult? I found most difficult the separation from my family for a considerable time, and sometimes I missed some important events in my family because I can be present.
What occupation would you have pursued is not the priesthood? An engineer or a teacher.
If you had three wishes, what would they be: Peace for everyone, happiness and good health for my family, wisdom in my decisions
What do you love most about the Archdiocese of San Antonio: I like the different cultures in our church and the unity in Christ.
Time period you would like to visit: Greek and Roman Empire.
What might you choose as your personal motto: Regnavit a Lingo Deus! (God governed from the cross).
What did you want to be as a child: Soldier
What did you do as a kid: I liked trying to invent new toys. I used my old toys, and I take some parts to invent a new one.
Where in the world would you most like to visit: Holy Land