My name is Robinson Ortiz, I’m 26 years old, and I was born in Colombia. I finished my philosophy studies in the Seminary of Bogota and then taught in a high school for a year. In 2013, I came to Chicago to study English at UIC and in August 2014, I joined Mundelein Seminary. During my time in the seminary, I have been assigned to Holy Name Cathedral, St. Dismas Parish in Waukegan, and St. Damian Parish in Oak Forest. I also did my Clinical Pastoral Education at Tampa General Hospital for 11 weeks last Summer. My classmates and I went to a 9-week pilgrimage in the Holy Land this year where we visited the holy sites and had Scriptural and Ecumenical classes.
On May 13, I was ordained a deacon by Cardinal Cupich and with the grace of God, I will be ordained a priest in May, 2018. For my year as a deacon, I have been blessed to be assigned to Saint Juliana Parish. I hope that we can learn from each other and walk together as members of the Church and people of God. If you have questions or want to talk with me, please stop or email me.
May God bless you all.