Fr. Gustavo Vidal is a native of Colombia. He came to the United States in 1991 to study for the priesthood for the Diocese of Salt Lake City. Fr. Gustavo attended Mt. Angel Seminary in St. Benedict, Oregon, and was ordained in June 1997. He shared his vocational journey, including how important it was that the people of the Church encouraged him to consider it. One priest in particular inspired him by allowing a young Gustavo to become a lector and teach religion in his parish. He sees himself as a missionary priest, having come from a very Catholic country to one that is not so much a Catholic country.

"You are priests, not social or political leaders." -St. John Paul II