Current Seminarians

Ivan Montelongo

Diocese of El Paso, Texas


May 28

Ordination Year


Home Town

El Paso, TX

Home Parish

Sts. Peter and Paul


Conception Seminary College (2015, B.A. in Philosophy)


Spanish, English, Portuguese


Playing guitar, singing, playing soccer


I learned how to solve the Rubik's cube from watching videos on YouTube.

Favorite Saint

St. Therese of Lisieux and St. Pedro de Jesús Maldonado

Vocation Story

I grew up in Chihuahua, Mexico. There I got to know the pastor of my parish. He was a great person, and I wanted to be like him. Thus, since I was a kid I used to say, “I want to be a priest.” That desire to be priest continued to take root in my heart as I attended Religious Education classes, and later on as I joined the youth group. Experiencing the love of my friends in the youth group made me grow firmer in my vocation. I moved to El Paso, TX when I was 15. Since then, El Paso has been my home. I discovered there another aspect of my vocation: being at the service of the immigrants. This is why I felt called to be a priest in El Paso.

Priest Aspirations

Leading the people to an encounter with their Father

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

Pray that I may be a shepherd after the Heart of Jesus.