Archbishop Samuel Aquila of Denver, the chaplain on our first Vocation Boom! Pilgrimage to the Holy Land in December, joined Jerry on this broadcast. His Excellency grew up in California and said he began thinking about a vocation to the priesthood in 7th or 8th grade. He attended the University of Colorado in Boulder as a pre-med student. In his junior year in college, he agreed to seriously consider the priesthood. He finished college and then answered God’s call and entered seminary. Archbishop Aquila was ordained in 1976, was named Bishop of Fargo, North Dakota in 2002, and became Archbishop of Denver in 2012.
He says there is a great joy to teach people and to preach to people to help transform their lives.
Archbishop was the first rector of St. John Vianney Seminary in Denver and on this episode he talks about the formation process of men at the seminary.
On the inaugural Vocation Boom! Pilgrimage to the Holy Land, he says the clergy, seminarians and laity will have a unique experience being where Christ walked and taught.