School: St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary
10701 S. Military Trail
Boynton Beach, FL 33436

Background

I was originally born on the island of Trinidad and Tobago, into a family of devout Catholics, I am the youngest of three siblings, I have an older brother who is 10 years older and a sister who is 13 years older than I am.

What are your hobbies and interests?

My main hobbies are running, going to the beach and hiking, I also play classical acoustic guitar which I love.

What is one of your favorite scriptures?

I love hearing Psalm 63 v 2 – 9, especially when we sing it during morning prayer each Sunday of the First Week of the Liturgy of the Hours.

Who is your favorite saint and why?

My favorite Saint is Pope Saint John Paul II because of his great missionary heart and zeal to go spread the Gospel to all mankind, and also because of virtue and encouragement for me to “do not be afraid, open wide the doors to your heart”.

In a nutshell, what is your vocation story? How did you feel called to the priesthood?

I always had a desire to be closer to God and His Church as a child, as I grew older I discovered how God was calling me out of my comfort and sins and self seeking to be his servant as a missionary serving in Haiti. It was there that the more I let myself be used as his instrument I would think about how much these people I was serving need a priest – They need a priest! Eventually through prayer and discernment and mission to answer God’s call for me to become a priest after the heart of His Son Jesus, a teacher, preacher and a shepherd of the souls of his people.

What is seminary life like for you?

Seminary has been a place where I am able to be journey with Christ as his chosen disciple through Spiritual formation and Prayer, Communal life and learning who I am in God’s image, Academic life and study and also Serving God’s people.

What do you look forward to about being a priest?

Being a confessor and truly and real instrument of God’s mercy because I know how much I need it as well. Also preaching homilies by breaking open God’s word and spreading his Gospel.

What advice do you have for other guys thinking about the priesthood?

Do not be afraid, Open wide the doors of your heart to Christ!