Diocese of Austin

Class: Freshman

Diocese: Austin

Hometown: Leander, TX

Home Parish: St. Margaret Mary, Cedar Park

NAHUM RODRIGUEZ-SALDIERNA

I was born and raised in a cradle Catholic family where the faith was important and was taught at an early age. During World Youth Day 2019 in Panama City, I felt the love of God and witnessed the beauty of His church during Eucharistic adoration alongside the Pope and Catholics from around the world. I began to take ownership of my faith. During FOCUS Summer Projects, I worked at a resort alongside 60 other Catholic students where we lived in community together and attended the sacraments together. Through this experience I felt strongly drawn to the priesthood.

Favorite Quote or Bible Verse

“The LORD is good; he protects his people in times of trouble; he takes care of those who turn to him.” – Nahum 1:7

Fun Fact

I have a twin brother.