Current Seminarians

Duy Nguyen

Diocese of San Jose, California


February 22

Ordination Year


Home Town

San Jose

Home Parish

Our Lady of La Vang


UC San Diego (Computer Science)

Graduate Degree

Ph.D Computer Engineer

Previous Career

Software Engineer


English (fluent), Vietnamese (native), Spanish (Advanced)


Tennis, Singing, Music


Used to live the life of little Tarzan

Favorite Saint

My Patron Saints are St Alphonsus Liguori and St. Cecilia. I also have devotions to St Padre Pio, JP II, Maximilia Kolbe, and Therese

Favorite Devotion

I pray the Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary before I go to bed

Vocation Story

I went on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, Lourdes, and Fatima. It was during the 100th anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima. After the pilgrimage, I decided to leave everything and enter the seminary. I guess Mary played a big role 🙂

Priest Aspirations

I look forward to serving the people

What has been your favorite/most memorable story of your time at Mundelein thus far?

I am just inspired every day by all the seminarians I meet here I Mundelein.

One brother was not even Catholic when he wanted to become a priest. One brother used to work at the cemetery. He literally lives the life of the Gospel, he follows Jesus by “letting the dead bury the dead.”

Anything Else

I love praying for others.

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

Pray for me that I will always be filled with the Holy Spirit and that I will become more like Christ, especially the strength to carry my daily cross.