Class: Pre-Theology II
Hometown: Katy, TX
Home Parish: St. Theresa, Sugar Land
JOSE CARLOS VERA GARZA
I first felt the call to the priesthood a couple of years after graduating college while working as a software engineer. At first, I tried to forget about it, but it kept coming back. Eventually I saw that I had to be open to His will without holding anything back and decided to apply to seminary. The spiritual growth, joy, and peace I’ve had since then, and even more during the past year of seminary formation, has shown me that He is calling me to be a seminarian and pursue the priesthood.
Favorite Quote or Bible Verse
“Keep us today, Lord, from all sin. Have mercy on us, Lord, have mercy. Lord, show us your love and mercy; for we put our trust in you. In you, Lord, is our hope; and we shall never have hope in vain.” – from the Te Deum
I once ate the world’s hottest gummy bear.