Daniel Rodriguez

Age: 24

Parish: Blessed Sacrament Parish, Vancouver

Year: Theology I

Why am I studying to become a priest? Throughout my life I have been looking for happiness in many places. I was alone and lost in the world. Then, by the grace of God, I found a place in the Church where I was welcomed and accepted for who I was. Through the help of my family and Christian brothers and sisters, I was able to discern God’s call for me. Whether I become a priest or not, God has blessed me with many things in the seminary life and is preparing me to be his missionary.

Favourite food: Tex Mex Enciladas

Favourite sport: Long distance running

Favourite movie: “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King”–J.R.R Tolkien

Favourite book: “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe”–C.S Lewis

Favourite hobby/extracurricular activity before you became a seminarian: Cross Country, Track and Field, and Video Games

If you could be one superhero, who would you be, and why? Spiderman. He’s a young relatable superhero who starts out as selfish and naive. Then he grows up realizing his powers are a way to help others.

Favourite quote: “The true servant of God acknowledges no other country but heaven.”- Saint Philip Neri