Andriel (Andy) Ruperto
What did you do before seminary?
Before I entered Seminary I had finished college at Franciscan University of Steubenville and was working as a teacher's aide.
My favorite saint is St. Josemaria Escriva. He is a modern day saint and was a diocesan priest from Spain. I like him because he stressed the call of “universal holiness” – that holiness is not for a few but for everyone! He is easier for me to relate to because he is more contemporary and we even have video footage of him. Google it!
To someone discerning a vocation I would say, continue and persevere in praying. Christ says to the anxious Martha in the Gospel that only one thing is necessary. We need to faithfully pray in Christ's presence and He will guide us. Also seek advice and counsel from wise and holy people. Stay close to our Mother Mary.
To the Diocese of Fresno:
You are the light of the world! Be not afraid to become who you are in Christ!