Diocese welcomes two new seminarians

By Fr. Carl Wertin, Assistant Director of Vocations
“He called them” (Matthew 4: 21). Just as Jesus called his first disciples so he calls each of us Catholics living in the Diocese of Pueblo to follow him. Williams Ospino and Gino DeVore have been called, in a special way, by Jesus to follow him to the seminary for discernment and formation towards ordination to the priesthood.

It is with great joy that we welcome both of them as seminarians for the diocese.
Williams Ospino is a native of Columbia who has been involved for this past year as a parishioner at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish in Pueblo. His background in teaching and his love for the Church pushes him forward toward answering the call to the priesthood. Saints Augustine and Sharbel are his favorite saints. He enjoys walking and likes the Jason Bourne movie series. Williams is currently attending Sacred Heart Seminary in Hails Corner, Wisc., a seminary from which come many great priests who are serving in our diocese.

Gino DeVore was born and raised in Fowler, Colo. He is a very resourceful and hardworking young man, which comes from living in a small community on the eastern plains. His hobbies include skateboarding, fishing and taking road trips. In high school, Gino wrestled and played football. “It has always been something I have thought about but have not really pursued until now,” Gino said in response to being asked why he feels called to the priesthood. Gino attends St. Gregory the Great Seminary in Nebraska.

The Diocese of Pueblo has been given a great gift and an answer to prayer in these two men. May our prayers continue for an increase in followers of Jesus who will hear him call them and find courage to enter seminary. Those who do will indeed follow the path of the disciples, priests of all times, and Christians everywhere in carrying a beautiful cross that will lead themselves and many with them to the joys of Christ’s promised resurrection.