Seminary Welcomes 23 New Students
Saint Vincent Seminary welcomed 23 new students for the fall semester. They represent eight dioceses and archdioceses, two abbeys, one archabbey and the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem. There are also three new students in the master of arts program. The students are from many parts of the world, including the United States, Puerto Rico, Haiti, San Salvador, Poland, Slovakia, Brazil, France, Israel and India.
ARCHDIOCESE OF ATLANTAREV. MR. RAFAEL CARBALLO
Rev. Mr. Rafael Carballo is the son of Rafael Carballo of Caguas, Puerto Rico and María Arroyo. He is a 1980 graduate of Colegio Espíritu Santo, Hato Rey, Puerto Rico. He earned a bachelor of science degree in agriculture from Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, in 1985. He was ordained as permanent deacon, February 2, 2002.
Gilbert Exumé is the son of Aubert Exumé and Cadina Affricot of Jacmel, Haiti. He is a 1996 graduate of Petit Seminaire College St. Martial/Mazenod in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti. He studied theology at Grand Seminaire Notre Dame, Turgeau in 1999 and 2000, and philosophy and liberal arts at St. Joseph Seminary College, where he earned a bachelor of arts degree in 2003.
Edgar Otero-Ruiz is the son of Ramonita Ruiz-Vargas of Barceloneta, Puerto Rico, and the late Sixto Otero. He graduated from Hogar Colegio La Milagrosa, Arecibo, in 1996. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in liberal arts from Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico, Arecibo and has studied theology at Mount Saint Mary’s Seminary.
Juan Francisco Anzora Rodas is the son of Juan Francisco Anzora Sandoval and Sonia Rodas de Anzora of Tonacafepeque, San Salvador. He is a 1994 graduate of Instituto Nacional de San Martin in San Salvador. He earned a degree from Saint Joseph Seminary College, Saint Benedict, Louisiana, in fine arts and philosophy in 2004.
CONCEPTION ABBEYBr. Frowin J. Reed is a monk of Conception Abbey, Conception, MIssouri. He is the son of William. R. Reed of Knoxville, Tennessee and the late Elizabeth L. Reed. He is a 1993 graduate of Farragut High School, Knoxville. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in liberal arts from Conception Seminary College, Missouri, in 2000 and a master of arts degree in theology in 2003 from St. John’s School of Theology.
DIOCESE OF ALTOONA-JOHNSTOWN
Matthew B. Baum is the son of James T. and Donna M. Baum of Altoona. He is a 2000 graduate of Bellwood-Antis High School and earned a bachelor of arts degree in 2004 in philosophy and religious studies from Saint Francis University, Loretto.
Slawomir Bystrzykowski is the son of Kazimierz and Wieslawa Bystrzykowski of Rozalin, Poland. He studied philosophy and theology at the Major Seminary at Czestochowa, Poland, from 1996 to 2000. He also studied systematic theology at Seton Hall University from 2002 to 2004.
DIOCESE OF ERIE
John Paul Kuzma is the son of Michael J. and Linda L. Kuzma of Erie. He is a 2000 graduate of Cathedral Preparatory School, Erie, and earned a bachelor of arts degree in philosophy from Gannon University in 2004.
DIOCESE OF SAVANNAH
Nicholas C. Passero is the son of Col. Stephen P. and Catherine E. Passero of Clifton, Virginia. He is a 1998 graduate of Alexander Patch American High School, Stuttgart, Germany. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in anthropology from Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, in 2002.
DIOCESE OF STEUBENVILLE
Brian J. Engo is the son of Henry P. Engo of Shirley, New York and Ann Engo of Middle Village, New York. He is a 1989 graduate of William Floyd High School, Mastic Beach, New York. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in philosophy from Franciscan University of Steubenville in 1998.
DIOCESE OF YOUNGSTOWN
Christopher Henyk is the son of Edward and Janina Henyk of Trzcianka, Poland. He is a 1992 graduate of Stanislaw Staszic High School, Trzcianka. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in philosophy from Pontifical Theological Academy, Krakow, in 1994, and a master of arts degree in systematic theology from SS. Cyril and Methodius Seminary.
Matthew Imrich is the son of Peter and Anna Imrich of Presov, Slovakia. He is a 2001 graduate of Gymnázium Sv. Moniky, Presov.
Michael Zábrecky is the son of Frantisek and Magdaléna Zábrecky of Siroké, Presov, Slovakia. He is a 2001 graduate of Gymnázium Krompachy, Krompachy, Slovakia.
HAGIA MARIA SION ABBEYFr. Johannes M. Oravecz, O.S.B., is the son of Margita Oravcová of Tesmak, Sahy, Slovakia and the late Ladislav Oravecz. He is a 1989 graduate of Sou-E, Trnava High Scool, Trnava, Slovakia. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in philosophy in 2002 from Pontificio Ateneo Sant’ Anselmo, Rome, Italy.
ARCHDIOCESE OF CAMPINASAlexandre Souza E Silva de Moura was born November 26, 1974 in São Paulo, Brazil. He is the son of Marcos Augosto de Moura and Maria Terezinha Souza E Silva de Moura. He is a graduate of EEPSG Sud Mennucci High School in Piracicaba, São Paulo. He received a bachelor's degree in philosophy from Pontifical Catholic University at Campinas, São Paulo, in 2002.
SAINT VINCENT ARCHABBEY
Brother Linus T. Klucsarits is the son of William and Alice Klucsarits of Allentown. He is a 1983 graduate of Allentown Central Catholic. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in philosophy from Saint Charles Seminary in 1987 and a master of arts degree in sign language interpreting from Gallaudet University in 1990. He is certified with the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf.
Brother Matthias Martinez is the son of Edelmiro Martinez, Jr., and Lynda C. Martinez of Bernardston, Massachusetts. He is a 1993 graduate of Northfield Mt. Hermon High School. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in philosophy in 1999 from Saint John Seminary College, and has also studied at Babson College and Saint John Seminary. DIOCESE OF ONITSHAJohnmary U. Odinigwe is the son of Julius O. and Maria E. Odinigwe of Enugwu-Ukwu, Anambra, Nigeria. He attended Holy Ghost Juniorate, Ihiala, Anambra, Nigeria, from 1990 to 1992 and graduated from St. Mary’s High School, Ifite-Dunu, Anambra, in 1995. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in philosophy from Bigard Memorial Seminary, Enugu, Nigeria, in 2003.
Hilary C. Okolo is the son of Michael and Benedeth Okolo of Ahor, Anambra, Nigeria. He is a 1997 graduate of All Hallows Seminary, Onitsha, Anambra, Nigeria. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in philosophy in 2003 from Bigard Memorial Seminary, Enugu, Nigeria.LATIN PATRIARCHATE OF JERUSALEM
Sébastien H. Renault is the son of Hubert H. Renault of Rennes, France and Daniéle B. Stoffels of Evreux, France. He is a 1996 graduate of Centre National d’Enseignement a Distance, Rennes, and has studied philosophy at Ecole Cathédrale de Paris, Paris. He is from the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem.
MASTER OF ARTS PROGRAM
Maria T. Buoni is the daughter of William G. and Theresa M. Buoni of Columbus, Ohio. She is a 2000 graduate of Bishop Watterson High School, Columbus, and earned a bachelor of arts degree in English and theology from Saint Vincent College in 2004. She is in the master of arts program at the seminary.
Katrina M. Wojtunik is a 2000 graduate of Seton La Salle High School, Pittsburgh, and a 2004 graduate of Saint Vincent College, Latrobe, where she studied religious education and Catholic theology. She is currently the assistant campus minister at Saint Vincent College. She is in the master of arts program at the Seminary.
SISTERS OF MARY IMMACULATE
Sr. Jessiamma George is from the Sisters of Mary Immaculate, Greensburg, and a native of India. She is a 1980 graduate of St. George’s High School, Kulathuvayal, Kerala, India. She earned a bachelor’s degree in 1986 from the University of Calicut, Tenjipalam, Kerala, India, and a diploma in theology from Scuola di Teologia, Udine, in 1997.