School: Theological College (Washington, DC)
Year of Study: Pastoral Year (Theology IV)
Home City: Entebbe, Uganda
Home Parish: Our Lady, Queen of Virgins Parish (Kisubi, Uganda)
What are your interests and hobbies?
Fishing, reading (both spiritual and non-spiritual books), hiking, soccer, making friends, frisbee.
Movies—especially detective stories.
Visiting new places.
Who is your favorite saint and why?
Mother Theresa of Calcutta, I most admire her simplicity of life and missionary zeal.
When did you first start thinking about being a priest? What made you move forward to pursue this vocation?
It has always been my desire to serve the people of God as a priest. This I obtained around the age of 9 or 10 after looking at a priest who was our chaplain at school back home in Uganda. He was a very humble man of God who loved us so much as young kids, but also, he was liked by many youths and elderly people as well. I was most attracted to the way he related with all people of different age brackets. So, I wondered if I could be like him when I grow up. After some time, this priest died in a car accident, and from then the desire to replace him as a priest for the people kept coming to my mind from time to time. Also, being in the company of priests for most of my time when I was growing up made me see no better life in which I can serve God and his people well but priesthood.
What do you look forward to most about being a priest?
At this point as a deacon my top priority in ministry is service to the people of God. And I look forward to sharing more and more of God’s love and mercy to all in my service as a priest.
What advice would you give to other guys who are discerning the priesthood?
It should be noted that as seminarians we are the custodians of our formation. This calls for being responsible and always open up so as to be formed.