My name is Christian Siciliani; I was born on February 25, 1999, in Bari, and I belong to a community of the Neocatechumenal Way there. All of my family is in the Neocatechumenal Way as well. My parents, Giuseppe Siciliani and Girolama Albergo, have been in the Way for many years. I have two brothers in heaven, and two on earth (living), they are in the community as well. I began to attend my Neocatechumenal community when I was 15 years old. Shortly afterward, during a retreat, I felt the call to the priesthood. I participated in the meetings of the vocational center for one year to discern this call, but at that time, I entered a profound crisis, and I stopped attending. Thanks to the help of my community, however, and especially of a couple, I was able to overcome that situation. I finally felt free to accept the invitation to be sent anywhere in the world, to any of the Redemptoris Mater Seminaries in the world. In this Way, the Lord has called me to the United States, where I find myself today, discerning my call to the priesthood in the missionary seminary of Bridgeport.