Current Seminarians

Quizzer Besinio

Diocese of San Jose, California


September 15

Ordination Year


Home Town

Compostela, Philippines

Home Parish

St.Nicholas and St.William- Los Altos


University of the Immaculate Conception (AB Philosophy)

Previous Career



English, Tagalog (Filipino), Cebuano


Table Tennis and Running


I am left-handed (But there are a bunch of left-handed guys in Mundelein)

Favorite Saint

St.John the Baptist, St.John Vianney, St.John the Evangelist, and St.John Chrysostom ( 4 Johns)

Favorite Devotion

I always take time in a day to talk to Mary

Vocation Story

I was a cradle Catholic growing up and attended catholic school since grade school. So, it was natural for me to go to seminary in college as I have wanted to become a priest since I was a kid. But, I discerned out after almost three years as I felt I was not yet ready. I took a job in a bank in the Philippines, but the call of the Lord did not stop. My office was just beside the cathedral, and during lunch times, I attended mass. 2021 was the year that I left my job and decided to return to seminary. I told myself this time that I was ready. I said to God, ” It’s up to You. I am ready. You lead the way.” Now I am in Mundelein.

Priest Aspirations

Being in a parish

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

Pray that I persevere in this path to priesthood.