Spiritual Health

In addition to counseling services, we offer spiritual services on our campus through our partnership with Iglesia Episcopal San Francisco de Asis – The Episcopal Church, San Francisco de Asis.

Our friends at San Francisco provide church services on Sunday, as well as Bible study and spiritual counseling.

Father Jose de Jesus Sanchez is the vicar of San Francisco de Asís. He is available for pastoral appointments Monday through Thursday. If you’d like to meet with Father Sanchez to discuss your life, your journey of faith, or to make your confession, feel free to make an appointment through his assistant Ms. Petra Perez by contacting her via email at petra@sfaepiscopal.org or at 512.439.0723.

The Church is open Tuesday through Friday for prayer and meditation. All are welcome.

A Message from  Father Jose de Jesus Sanchez
I am native Mexican who was born in the small town of Cocula, Jalisco State but at the age of seven, I moved with my family to the capital city of the State of Jalisco, Guadalajara.

In the 80’s, following my vocational call to become a priest, I moved to Mexico city to attend the Intercontinental University, where I received my degree in Philosophy at the Seminary of Foreign Missions in México. I decided to take a break to attend a year of Practical Pastoral and Spirituality among the Otomí indigenous communities of the State of Hidalgo, Mexico as was required by the statutes of the seminary.

I returned to Mexico City to continue my next stage of my seminary formation, and received a degree in Theology, and in the same year,  was ordained as missionary priest into the Roman Catholic Church. Shortly thereafter, I received my first appointment as missionary to go to Kenya, Africa among the Maasai tribe.

I was then called to go back to Mexico to return to my work among the Otomí indigenous group of the Hidalgo State in Mexico as well as other year in a new appointment as vocational and missionary promoter at Monterrey City, in Mexico. I was then appointed to a new missionary adventure overseas as missionary. This occasion I went to Brazil in the State of Amazonas.

From 2001-04 Coming back from Brazil I was appointed to work in the formation area of the seminary as teacher in the city of Guadalajara, Jalisco. At the same time, I completed my studies in Philosophy in order to get the license degree in Philosophy in the Intercontinental University in Mexico City.

In 2004, I decided to leave the missionary society and the Roman Catholic Church in order to get married. I married Glenda on December in Puerto Rico. In 2005 we move together with our two children (Glenn and Gabriella) to Miami where we entered in contact with the Episcopal Church for the first time.

In 2011 I was received as an Episcopal Priest by Rt. Rev. Bishop of SE Florida Diocese, Leopoldo Frade. Since 2010 my wife and I have been working in the planting ministry with Latinos in the Diocese.

Finally, again my family and I have taken on the new missionary adventure following God’s call to serve our brothers and sister of the church of San Francisco in Austin.

We, as a family, thanked all of those who made possible this missionary call of service.

In God’s love,

Fr. Jose de Jesus and Glenda Sanchez.