Raffaele Salvino

Age: 29

Parish: Our Lady of Sorrows Parish, East Vancouver

Year: Pastoral internship

Why am I studying to become a priest? Having experienced the love, mercy, and forgiveness of Christ in key moments in my own life, I hope that as a priest I can help you to know that very same love, mercy, and forgiveness. I hope to be a priest in the Archdiocese of Vancouver, rather than anywhere else in the world, because I was born and raised here, and want to do what I can to continue to allow the faith to grow through the sacraments.

Favourite food: Pasta

Favourite sport: Soccer or cycling

Favourite movie: “Gladiator”

Favourite book: “Ender’s Game”

Favourite hobby/extracurricular activity before you became a seminarian: sinning, or rather skiing

If you could be one superhero, who would you be, and why? Do Jedi Knights count?

Favourite quote: “O Lord, you are good and forgiving, abounding in steadfast love to all who call on you.” – Psalm 86:5