Mr. Roberto Gutierrez

Year in Formation

Language Studies

Home Parish

Orange County


March 11th


Seminario Hispano

Favorite Place to Visit

Österreich, Innisbrook

Favorite Singer

Martin Garrix

Favorite Saint

St. Francis


I was born in Uruapan Michoacan Mexico on 03/11/1988 where I grew up. After finishing my religious studies, Philosophy, and Theology I went to the Marist's University in Mexico City where I finished some civil studies until I got a masters degree as an engineer. I have two younger sisters, Domenica and Lorelay who is a lawyer. My Father is Carlos Navarro who is a doctor and my mother Maria del Carmen who is housekeeper.

What are some of the factors that led to your decision to enter the seminary and discern the question of a vocation to the priesthood?

When I was 17 years old I went to missions in a very poor rural area in Michoacan State. After this experience a friend of mine who is a priest encouraged me to discover my vocation rather than my profession. He told me that he saw some indicators of vocation of priesthood. I was also interested in that.

Who are some of the people who influenced your decision to enter the seminary? What is it about them that assisted you?

The most influential priest and testimonials about it are those from: Fr. Guty, SJ Fr. Luigi, and Fr. Gustavo.

Fr. Agustin Patino was my first priest friend.  He is very charming and popular with the young generation. He was the first priest that inspired me to become like him,  a very joyful priest.

SJ. Fr. Luigi Cosio who was my spiritual director really inspired me to love the sacrament of confession and meditation and pray.

Fr. Gustavo Figueroa gave me a wonderful testimony of building community with your team. He was de rector at the seminary but he always did all the normal work that every seminarian has to do.

Describe the moment that you knew you wanted to take the next steps to become a priest?

Every day I feel me invited to follow Jesus’s steps to the mystery of salvation (to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners) because he shared this desire of building the Kingdom of heaven.