05/31/21: Hello from Brother Eric

My name is Eric Osbaldo Ruiz Saavedra, I am currently 19 years old, I come from a Mexican family, I have two older brother and one special needs little sister. I'm from San Pablo, CA, and have finished my second college year at the Pontifical College Josephinum in Columbus, Ohio. I have felt the calling to the priesthood at a very young age.

It all started when my mom brought me to St. Paul Church in San Pablo. I felt a connection being in the church, that one day I would be the one presiding the mass. I was always different than the rest of the kids my age. I would always follow the rules, I always tried to do the right thing and tried to talk about God to my friends at an early age.

During my high school years at De Anza, I truly felt the calling to the priesthood. Thanks to my parents who always supported me, I kept praying and discerning if this is what God truly wants me to pursue. During high school I would help in youth groups and in many different diocesan events. Each one has helped me to further discern my vocation.

Thanks be to God, I am on the road to becoming a Catholic Priest.