Medard Kamanzi

Age: 26

Parish: Blessed Sacrament Parish, Vancouver

Year: Theology I

Why am I studying to become a priest? I tried to find life in many different worldly things hoping to find fulfillment. I hated my life, my history and my family, and life did not make any sense. But God was not indifferent to my situation, He sent concrete persons who announced to me the good news that Jesus Christ loved me as I am.  I feel strongly called to share the goodness I received, and for this reason together with the Church I am discerning the priesthood.

Favourite food: A Rwandan dish called IGITOKI= plantain with beans.

Favourite sport: Soccer

Favourite movie: 1.Ben Hur,  2. Good Will Hunting

Favourite book: “The Imitation of Christ” by Thomas à Kempis

Favourite hobby/extracurricular activity before you became a seminarian: Farming with my dad, riding motorbike, listening to radio.

If you could be one superhero, who would you be, and why? Superman and, if you meant a real person: Saint Charles Lwanga and companions.

Favourite quote: “As I live, says the Lord God, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but that the wicked turn from his way and live.” – Ezekiel 33: 11