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THE TEAM

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Diocesan Priesthood

Consecrated life

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FR. BRANDON DANG

Director of Priestly Vocations

FUN FACTS

  • Where were you born?

    • Torrance, CA​

  • Schools you attended?

    • ​Torrance Presbyterian (Pre-school), Foxborough Elementary (K-4th), Oakgrove Elementary (5th), Aliso Viejo Middle School (6th), Don Juan Avila Middle School (7th-8th), Aliso Niguel High School (9th-12th), Irvine Valley Community College (1st-3rd Year)
  • Your hobbies?

    • ​Basketball, Movies, Guitar, Puzzles, Photography, Filmography, TikTok, and Binge Watch TV Shows

  • Favorite cuisine/food?

    • Italian or Japanese​

  • What one item and food would you bring if you were to be sent to an abandoned island for the rest of your life?

    • A cruise-ship ​​​and food from the cruise-ship

  • Favorite aspect(s) as a priest thus far?

    • Celebrating Sacraments and ​Spiritual Direction

  • Would you say your family played a role in your decision to become a priest?

    • They were more supportive as I entered; they started to see how intentional and passionate I was about God.​

  • A fun fact about you.

    • Once made 16 consecutive free-throws in a basketball game​

  • Who is your favorite Saint(s)?

    • St. Ignatius of Loyola & St. Therese of Lisieux 

  • Who is your favorite Marian Devotion?

    • Our Lady of Perpetual Help

  • What is something that you would say to someone who is thinking about maybe discerning the Priesthood?

    • To be open and trust in the Lord's will​

FUN FACTS

  • What Institute of Consecrated Life do you belong to?

    • Apostolic Oblates (a secular institute) 

  • Where were you born?

    • Omaha, NE​

  • Your hobbies?

    • Reading, Hiking, Graphic Art Design, Home Improvement, Going to the Beach​

  • Favorite cuisine/food?

    • Coffee​

  • Favorite part of being a member of consecrated life?

    • Belonging to Jesus in a permanent way​

  • Tell us a little bit about your calling to the consecrated life.

    • The more I prayed before the Blessed Sacrament, the more I understood I could trust Jesus and God's plan for my life.​

  • Would you say your family played a role in your decision to become apart of the consecrated life?

    • Yes, my mom used to bring consecrated women home for dinner so I could meet them.​

  • A fun fact about you.

    • Although I never had lessons, I can play the piano/keyboard ​by ear.

  • Who are your favorite Saints?

    • St. Joan of Arc, S​t. Therese of Lisieux, St. Anthony of Padua, St. Ignatius of Loyola...and many more!

  • What is something that you would say to someone who is thinking about maybe discerning consecrated life?

    • God loves you and wants you to be happy in this life and in the next. ​You can trust Him!

JOAN PATTEN, AO

Delegate of Consecrated Life

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13280 Chapman Ave, Garden Grove, CA 92840

Phone: 714-282-3033

Email: ocvocations@rcbo.org