Deacon Guy Zidago

Age: 33

Parish: St. Patrick’s Parish, Vancouver

Year: Parish Ministry

Why am I studying to become a priest? My desire to become a priest started by reading the lives of the saints (St Thomas Aquinas, St Dominique & St Francis) and deepened through the Neo-Catechumenal Way (an ecclesial reality in the Church). My experience of the love of God, through the Neo-Catechumenal Way, has revealed to me the goodness of the priesthood for the New Evangelization. Yes, it is a good thing to be a priest. I have the conviction that only by following Christ that one finds meaning for his life. If the prospect of entering the Seminary frightened me a little, I would have regretted not to risk this adventure. There is reason to think that such a commitment is madness, but to whom should we go? Today, I would like to collaborate in the mission entrusted to our bishop: The New Evangelization.

Favourite food: As an Ivorian, I enjoy the “kédjénou de poulet”

Favourite sport: Soccer

Favourite movie: “O Brother, Where Art Thou?”

Favourite book: “Summa Theologica”

Favourite hobby/extracurricular activity before you became a seminarian:

If you could be one superhero, who would you be, and why? Thor, is a superhero that fascinates me. He is the strongest of the gods as well as humans. He is the god of thunder, war and forge. He is a very powerful warrior god who represents combat, strength and courage.

Favourite quote: “Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord; and you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might.” – Dt 6: 4-5