Redemptoris Mater

Seminarian’s missionary heart nourished

Juan Manuel Madrid, 28, first felt the call to priesthood as a 5-year-old, but it lay dormant until age 18 when a Scripture reading at Eucharist enkindled it. “For the love of Christ impels us, once we have come to the conviction that one died for all; therefore, all have died. He indeed died for…




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A priest for the new evangelization

Originally from Italy, God called him to the priesthood at Denver’s World Youth Day 1993. Today, he serves as judicial vicar and is vice rector of Denver’s first diocesan seminary. Now a priest of 13 years, Father Giovanni Capucci, 42, was among the pioneer group of 12 seminarians and two priest formators who arrived to…




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