Germán Alzate Agudelo
I was born on March 4th, 1986 in La Marina, Tuluá, Valle del Cauca, Colombia into the humble home of Humberto Antonio Alzate and Adiela Agudelo Correa. Since I was a child, I was blessed by the direct and influential presence of my grandparents, both maternal and paternal. Each one of them, in their own way, contributed greatly to my development as a person. Most of my life I lived in La Marina, a small town twenty minutes from Tuluá, a city known as the heart of Valle del Cauca, which is the state.
I attend public school, and at the same time I was strongly influence by the Daughtes of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul, a grace that with the passing of years I recognize as very significant in my life. I was also an altar server. My pastor was Fr. Oscar Botero Restrepo, and he was such an image of Christ to me. There are several positive things that I learned from him that I cannot enumerate. Now he is in eternal rest.
One of my passions is music. When I was in Colombia I used to sing in different events and at Mass as well. I met Fr. Jaime Robledo in Tuluá and he invited me to sing several times. Fr. Jaime was serving at the San Antonio Diocese in the United States, and he realized about my vocation to the priesthood. He invited me to join the San Antonio Diocese, but I said: “I cannot now because I am about to finish Agriculture Technology at the University”. As soon as I finished my studies, he said that everything was ready, but for the Diocese of El Paso instead of San Antonio. It has been a blessing to me to be part of the Diocese of El Paso since then. There is a great necessity of religious vocations and there are such wonderful people waiting for the Gospel.
This is a brief overview of what I am.
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