Diocese of Dallas

Class: Pre-Theology I

Diocese: Dallas

Hometown: Greenville, TX

Home Parish: St. William, Greenville

WESLEY NAJEEB CASTAÑEDA

My vocation story is centered around Our Blessed Lord’s true presence in the Eucharist and Our Lady of Guadalupe. A cradle Catholic, my parents entrusted my life to her, and she never let go. Even in moments of doubt, spiritual laziness, or rebellion, she always called me back to the Church. She pointed me towards Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament, and once I opened my heart to His Grace, I could no longer ignore my God standing in front of me.

Favorite Quote or Bible Verse

“Thou hast made us for thyself, O Lord, and our heart is restless until it finds its rest in thee.” – St. Augustine

Fun Fact

My family on my mom’s side are members of the Huastec indigenous people.