Video: Fr. Saturnino Lajo, OMI Ministering During Pandemic

San Antonio, TX

“It is difficult for me”: A hero priest during the pandemic.

Produced by T60, the Telemundo Affiliate station in San Antonio, TX.

(Thanks to Fr. Robert Wright, OMI for making us aware of this story)

Fr. Saturnino Lajo, OMI

At eighty years of age, Fr. Saturnino Lajo, OMI welcomes pilgrims and visitor to the Tepeyac Shrine and Lourdes grotto in san Antonio.  In the video Fr. Lajo reflects on his 50 years of priesthood, “In all of my years of priesthood, I have never had to tell someone to stay at a distance.” in 1979 the Grotto had Mass only in English and for the last 40 years FR. Lajo has ministered to the Spanish speaking community and does not plan to retire anytime soon. “This is my vocation, this is my life, I have served this community for the last forty years and the middle of a pandemic is that the time to throw in the towel.”

This copyrighted video feature was produced by T60, the Telemundo Affiliate in San Antonio, TX. You may click on the link below to see the two-minute video featuring Fr. Lajo, on their website.

(Video is in Spanish Only)

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