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Current Seminarians

Conrad Espino

Archdiocese of Chicago

Birthday

June 13

Ordination Year

2026

Home Town

Proud Chicago Northsider

Home Parish

Our Lady of Mercy

Undergraduate

The University of St. Thomas (St. Paul, MN) (Philosophy)

Hobbies

I like running!

Tidbit

I played Romeo in "Romeo & Juliet" in High School (ironic).

Favorite Saint

St. Therese of Lisieux has helped me so much in my life, but I was also born on St. Anthony of Padua's feast day.

Vocation Story

I think every vocation starts with an attraction and so I think the first time I felt an attraction to the priesthood was when I was around 10 or 11 years old, through altar serving and witnessing the consecration of the Eucharist at mass. I thought it was really beautiful even though I didn’t really understand what was going on. I guess this attraction eventually became a calling, which I got a sense of when I was 13. Throughout high school, I was given the opportunity to explore this call when my pastor invited me to join the Quigley Scholars Program at St. Joseph College Seminary. It was through Quigley that I got to explore this call, this vocation. During my time in the program, I just grew more and more confident that our Lord was calling me to seminary, and so I was finally able to answer his call with a “yes.”

Priest Aspirations

Preaching!

Anything Else

I am Filipino, I am an only child, and I love mint chocolate chip ice cream!

How can Mundelein's donors and community pray for you?

Please pray that I grow everyday to have an undivided love for the Lord and His Church!