The priest is not and must not be a civil servant of the Church. Above all, the priest is a man who lives for the spirit, for God. This being the case, the seminary is the place where he learns "to be with Him." So clearly put by John Paul the Second on how we should be one who lives through him, and in him though the grace and power of the Holy Spirit. Throughout my life I have been led in many directions. Through God's Divine Providence I have settled in at the Seminary to encounter who I am and who I want to become, a man of God in the service of his people as an ordained Priest in our Diocese of Fresno.