By: Jason Songe, Seminarian, Archdiocese of New Orleans
Putting On The New Man is a series of the NDS Blog that will introduce the new faces you see in the seminary.
BR. GEORGE DYLLAN NGUYEN
My Name is Br. George Dyllan Nguyen, CRM. CRM stands for the Congregation of the Mother of the Redeemer(Dòng Đồng Công) which is located in a small town in southwest Missouri. I am a T1 student. My favorite saint is Mother Mary. My favorite movie is We Are No Angels by Neil Jordan. My favorite quote comes from the letter of St. Paul to the Romans: “What will separate us from the love of Christ? Will anguish, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or the sword?”(Rom 8:35). I want to be a priest because God and people want me to. My favorite spiritual audiobook is the Vietnamese audio collection “Bible study–100 weeks” by Bishop Peter Nguyen Van Kham. Becoming a religious brother is the most interesting thing that has ever happened to me. A word that describes my vocation is “why?” My hobbies used to be sport cars and racing. Now my hobbies are walking with God after meals and sitting down with Him before bedtime.
My name is Patrick Creamer and I am beginning my first year of study for the priesthood for the Archdiocese of Atlanta. My favorite saint is our Blessed Mother Mary. I aspire to watch my favorite movie, The Lord of the Rings, at least twice a year. My favorite bible passage is Sirach 2:1-6: “My son, if you come forward to serve the Lord, prepare yourself for trials. Set your heart right and be steadfast, and do not be hasty in time of calamity. Cleave to him and do not depart, that you may be honored at the end of your life. Accept whatever is brought upon you, and in changes that humble you be patient. For gold is tested in the fire, and acceptable men in the crucible of humiliation. Trust in him, and he will help you; make your ways straight, and hope in him.” I want to become a priest to bring others to Jesus Christ. My favorite spiritual books are He Leadeth Me, by Fr. Walter Ciszek, and Total Consecration to Mary. The most amusing thing that ever happened to me is that I acquired off of an app called freecycle a 19’ Lightning racing sailboat for free when I graduated undergrad. My vocation story can be summed up with “I am with you in this.” I’ve acquired a few too many hobbies over the years but my favorite hobbies are most anything outdoors. My go-to sport is running, especially in beautiful and rugged terrain. Additionally, I like to bike, and I like to read.
My name is Bairon Guerrero. I am a seminarian of the Diocese of Raleigh North Carolina, my home country is Colombia in South America, and my first language is Spanish. I am a person who likes playing the guitar and listening to music. This past summer I received candidacy and I am ready to start my studies of Theology at NDS. I am so grateful to the Lord for letting me follow Him in this wonderful vocation. I want to be a priest because I know how important the sacramental life is. I want to share the goodness and the love of Christ through the sacraments to all. I want to imitate the virtues of the saints and the love they professed for our Lord and his church, like saint Augustine and saint Rita, my favorite saints. One of my favorite passages of Scripture is John 3:16: “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” During these past years in college seminary, I have read many interesting books, but the one I like the most is the Introduction to Christianity by Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI. I think that these years I have been in formation I have learned to be grateful for everything I have and recognized the Lord being present in every challenge I face in formation.
About the Author: Jason Songe, Seminarian, Archdiocese of New Orleans
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