Current Seminarians

Luis Ron

Diocese of Joliet, Illinois


November 24

Ordination Year


Home Town

Tepic, Nayarit, México

Home Parish

Saint Dominic, Bolinbrook IL.


Diocesan Seminary of the Diocese of Tepic, Mexico (Philosophy)


Spanish/ English




I learned English in 9 months

Favorite Saint

Saint Philip Neri

Vocation Story

I experienced a call to the priesthood since I was little, but at the age of 15 it was when everything was clearer to me. The presence and accompaniment of Father Jesús Delgado, who was my vocational promoter, was very significant. He, with his testimony of help and total dedication to his community, inspired me enough to be wishing to be a priest like him, his way of celebrating and the way of giving mercy in the sacrament of penance, I fell in love with the priesthood.

Priest Aspirations

I believe that the best way to be an example of a Christian and to be in charge of a community and to form it, is to be servant and companion of others, to be with the needy and always willing to listen and understand, a priest is an injured healer, who understands the pain of others and fights to help heal them, always with the Grace of God. And I want that, to be useful to God, to help his people and to lead them with a true encounter with the Lord.

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

Helping poor people on the mountains in Mexico has been one of the most richest experiences I have ever had. Sharing the faith with them, helping them in their daily life, listening to them with different sorts of problems… I learned how to be patient at the moment of listening to someone else who needs to be heard.

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

I am still learning English. I ask for them to pray for me so the Holy Spirit will give me wisdom to speak and understand this new language better.