Nicolas Montenegro Campos

2018-19: Theology I
Divine Word College, Epworth, IA 

Hi. My name is Nicolas and my home parish is Sacred Heart in Des Moines.

I am originally from El Salvador, and four years ago I began my vocational life there. My main motivation towards wanting to be in the vocational life of the seminary was meeting certain priests. They encouraged me to begin this wonderful experience into seminary.

To me, life within the seminary y is a constant response to the calling that is made to me every single day. From my own personal experience in this process, I am able to say that being in the seminary I have grown as a human persona, and in my spiritual being. My main goal and my vocational model is to be as the Person of Christ. From there I can add that only through a personal relationship and closeness with Christ, one is able to accomplish total happiness, which can only be found in Christ. 

Each life is a vocation to which each person is called to live; each vocation is a mystery to which each man is called to discover. 

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Soy originario de El Salvador y hace cuatro anos inicie mi vida vocational en dicho pais. Mi mayor motivacion para querer estar en el proceso vocational del seminario fue, conocer a algunos sacerdotes. Ellos me motivaron a iniciar  esta bonita experiencia en el seminario. 

Para mi, la vida dentro del seminario es una respuesta constante al llamado que diaraiamente se me hace. Desde la experiencia que tengo de estar en el proceso vocacional, puedo decir que dentro del seminrio he crecido como persona humana y como persona spiritual. Para ello, mi mayor meta y modelo de vocacion es ser como la Persona De Cristo. Desde ahi, puedo anadir que solo desde una relacion directa y cercana con Cristo, la persoana como tal logra la mayor felicidad que solo dentro de Cristo se ha de encontrar.

Cada vida es una vocacion a la que cada persona esta llamada a vivir; cada vocacion es un misterio al que todo hombre esta llamado a descubrir.