Padre Martín Scott attended Mount Saint Mary’s Seminary in Emmittsburg, Maryland. In May 1988 he was ordained a diocesan priest for the Archdiocese of Washington D.C. For the next 15 years he was assigned to several parishes in the diocese. In 2003 he was granted permission from the Archdiocese of Washington D.C. to move to Peru with all of his priestly faculties. He is the founder of the religious community called “Siervos de la Divina Misericordia” in Chosica, Peru. He is a missionary priest whose religious community lives entirely off Divine Providence. The charism of his religious community life is based on the messages concerning our Lord’s infinite Divine Mercy given to Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska.
Padre Pedro is from Cajamarca, Peru. His father died suddenly when he was seven, and he was raised by his mother. He felt his calling to the priesthood at the age of 30. At the time he was working in construction, and for a while he denied the calling. He entered the community in June 2004, but after the six-month Aspirancy he initially declined the invitation to stay. Shortly after that he was on a retreat and one of the priests said, "Whatever you have to do, do it now." After he heard this he felt he had to come back.
He chose the name Pedro (Peter) because he said his head is like a rock (with great laughter). He then clarified to say he felt a close companionship with St. Peter in that he also had denied Jesus three times. Padre Pedro also has a great devotion to Santa Rosa de Mystica.
Padre Pedro was ordained as a priest on 26 April 2014. Along with Padre Jose Maria, they are the first ordained priests since the community was started by Padre Martín.
Padre José María is now the Superior of Siervos de la Divina Misericordia and is from Tablada de Lurin (Lima), Peru. He felt the calling to the priesthood from a very young age. He had entered a diocesan seminary in northern Peru, but was unable to continue after the first year. A friend of his told him about a new community near Lima and he introduced himself to Padre Martín shortly afterward. He was one of the first vocations after the community was founded.
He chose his name because he has a great devotion to Saint Joseph and the Virgin Mary. He was ordained as a priest on 26 April 2014 along with Padre Pedro. They are the first two ordained priests since the community was started by Padre Martín.
Padre Pío is from Huancayo in the Ancash Province of Peru. He felt his calling to the priesthood at the age of 19-20. He was involved in a Catholic Charismatic Renewal group, and several of the people were telling him he was going to be a priest. Then when he was in confession one day, the priest (whom he did not know) told him he was going to be a priest. He found his way to the community through Padre Mariano de Jesús. They were from the same city, and Padre Mariano de Jesús, who had already met Padre Martín, told him he had a friend who was interested in the priesthood. This was in 2004.
Padre Pío chose his name after reading a biography of St. Padre Pio. St. Pio's gift for confession made a big impression on him. The ministry of confession is very important to him. He has a charism of music, but he also feels like he may be called to be an exorcist at some point.
Padre Pío completed his seminary studies and was ordained as a Deacon in 2016. He received his ordination into the priesthood on 2 February 2019.
Brother Agustín was born in Lima, but he grew up in Huancayo along with Brothers Domingo and Pio. He felt the calling to the priesthood at age 16, but his parents thought it was better for him to pursue a career. He ignored the calling for many years, pursuing instead the "pleasures of the world." He had a very holy experience during a retreat in 2006 and spent two years in discernment with a polish priest. He felt a strong devotion to Divine Mercy and wanted to go to Poland and complete seminary training there. After learning this was not possible, he was led to Padre Martín's community through Brother Domingo.
He first entered the community in December of 2008 and is currently studying Philosophy in the seminary. He chose Agustín as his name because he felt a close kinship in the way St. Augustine also spent many years in the world before commiting himself to Jesus Christ.
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