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​Seminarian Spotlight

September 10, 2020 | posted by Today's Catholic newspaper

Topics: Vocations


Seminarian Spotlight

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