"The Movement of the Missionary Servants of the Poor will expand and take deep roots if it remains in God and seeks the eternal salvation of the poor."
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Father Raúl Gonzáles - msp, Peruvian
I want to share with you all something, and especially about my vocation. I was born in Lima – yes, I am from the land of St. Rose of Lima and St, Martin de Porres – although my father is from Callao and my mother is from Cuzco. After I was ordained deacon, on 12th October 2012, I spent my diaconate in the City of Boys, in Andahuaylillas (Cuzco). First of all, how did my vocation to the priesthood begin? I can respond to this question with the same words that Pope John Paul II used in his book “Gift and Mystery”, when he wrote about his own vocation:... “God knows the most about my priestly vocation…” and “…every priestly vocation is a great mystery, it is a gift that infinitely conquers man…”. That is honestly how I feel: infinitely conquered by this beautiful gift that the Lord has given me with his call, as, as you know, the responsibility that a priest has today is very great; and I tremble like St. Paul (1Cor 2,3) when I think of that. However, the words of that very apostle of the gentiles help me to overcome my fears: “…I know whom I have believed” (2Tm 1,12). So then, how did I get to know about the Movement of the Missionary Servants of the Poor TW?"