Current Seminarians

Joseph Nguyen

Diocese of San Jose, CA


June 28

Ordination Year


Home Town

Santa Clara, California

Home Parish

St. Lawrence the Martyr, Santa Clara, CA


Franciscan University of Steubenville (Philosophy and Sacred Music)


English and Vietnamese


Going on nature walks, sports, Studio Ghibli movies, listening to and playing music

Favorite Saint

St. Joseph and St. Michael

Favorite Devotion

I have a devotion to Francis Xavier Cardinal Nguyen van Thuan

Vocation Story

God spoke to me first through a brochure in 2nd grade. Through middle school and high school I grew in my desire of the priesthood and the Church through altar serving, community service, and the priests in my life- the diocesan priests at my parish and the Jesuits at my high school. I joined the Priestly Discernment Program at Franciscan University and discerned a call to diocesan priesthood. I joined the Diocese of San Jose in May 2018 and am now studying here at Mundelein.