Born: Santiago, Chile
Joined the Missionaries: 2007
What drew you to the Missionaries of the Precious Blood?
Mainly studying in a Precious Blood school in Chile and getting to know Priests and Sisters of the Precious Blood. Also, participating with them in missions and voluntary work in poor areas of Santiago and indigenous regions in the south of Chile.
What is the most challenging aspect of your assignment?
Working in three different languages (English, Italian, and Spanish) on a regular basis. Being far from my family and friends in the US and Chile.
What is the most rewarding aspect of your assignment?
Getting to know C.PP.S. members from around the world and be surrounded by the patrimony and rich history of our community.
What did you do before joining the Missionaries?
I was a financial analyst for the Department of Housing and Urban Planning of the Government of Chile.
What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
Playing my guitar and charango, watching movies, visiting with friends, photography, traveling and getting to see new and interesting places. I also enjoy playing with electronics and technological gadgets.
Aside from St. Gaspar, what are some of your favorite Saints?
Saint Francis of Assisi who I got to know as a cub scout, and St. Alberto Hurtado from Chile for his commitment with social justice issues in Chile.
What is your favorite prayer?
I have a couple but this one speaks to me in a special way:
Let nothing trouble you, let nothing frighten you. All things are passing; God never changes.
Patience obtains all things. He who possesses God lacks nothing: God alone suffices.
– St. Teresa of Avila.
What is your favorite:
Book: Awareness – Anthony de Mello
Food: “Lomito Italiano” at the “Fuente Alemana” in Santiago Chile
Movie: Les Choristes
Holiday: Thanskgiving (USA) / Sept. 18 (Chile)
TV Show: Big Bang Theory
How much could you earn on Jeopardy?
I don’t watch the show but I think I can do pretty well in most categories.
Would you rather go skydiving or snorkeling?
Snorkeling, I love swimming.