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Groups: Vocations Team

Fr. Victor Cancino, SJ

Victor Cancino, SJ, studied at the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome. He lives on the Flathead Indian Reservation in Montana where serves as pastor to the local communities. He first met the Jesuits at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California. The rest is history. It was at LMU where he fell in love with …

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An “PDX” Vu

An Nguyen Vu has been a Jesuit since 2016. Growing up in a practicing Vietnamese Catholic family, the thought of religious life never entered his mind as he trudged on through life studying pre-dentistry. Yet, God has a strange but albeit gentle way of leading him along a circuitous route to the Society of Jesus. …

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Fr. Matthew Pyrć, SJ

Fr. Matthew Pyrć, SJ

Fr. Matthew Pyrć, SJ, serves as one of the part-time regional promoters for the Northwest region of the USA West province and is the Parochial Vicar at St. Joseph Parish in Seattle. He recently completed his tertianship in South Africa. Before entering the Society in 2006, he worked for 10 years with the Spokane Public …

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Fr. Dan Nevares, SJ

Dan is a graduate of Strake Jesuit College Preparatory in Houston and earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Texas A&M University in College Station, TX. While teaching primary school in Greater Phoenix, he earned a master’s degree in education from Arizona State University. After entering the Jesuit novitiate in 2011, Dan attended Saint Louis …

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Fr. Andrew Laguna, SJ

Fr. Andrew Laguna, SJ, is the vocation promoter for the Jesuits West Province. He was ordained in June 2019. After ordination, he served at a Jesuit parish in Tabasco, Mexico for several months before starting his current assignment as an associate pastor at Most Holy Trinity Church in San Jose. As an undergrad at the …

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Fr. Greg Celio, SJ

Fr. Greg Celio, SJ, serves as one of the part-time regional promoters for the Northwest region of the USA West province.  He recently completed his theology studies at Regis College of the University of Toronto and was ordained to the priesthood this past July.  In addition to being a regional promoter, Fr. Greg teaches and …

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Fr. Radmar Jao, SJ

Fr. Radmar Jao, SJ

Fr. Radmar Jao, SJ, is the Director of Vocations for the USA West province. He is originally from Valparaiso, Indiana and a graduate of Indiana University. He was an award winning actor in Los Angeles, appearing on film, TV, and stage before entering the Jesuits in 2001. Fr. Radmar now uses his acting skills to …

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