Julio De Jesus
Archdiocese of Miami
St. Vincent DePaul Regional Seminary
Julio graduated from Florida International University and was pursuing a successful career in the hotel industry when he realized that God wanted more from him.
Julio started attending daily Mass and making changes to his personal prayer life. He got involved in various activities at his parish- retreats, prayer groups, and volunteer missions. People started asking if he may have a vocation to the priesthood. He knew in his heart that the answer was “yes”.
After discerning his vocation with a religious community, Julio joined the diocesan seminary in 2009. He explained that, “The devotion to Jesus in the most holy Eucharist, the love for our Blessed Mother, faithfulness to the teachings of the Church, and the pastoral work of serving the community helps me see myself as a priest. It enables me to see myself as one whom, in receiving and living with Christ, will bring Jesus to people every day of my life.”