Oviedo, Spain, Mar 14, 2018 / 12:24 pm
Alberto José Gonzalez is a 50-year-old retired police officer, married with two daughters, who recently began his ministry as the first permanent deacon in the Diocese of Gijón, Spain.
Whether it is in the National Police Force or as a member of the clergy, "a service is provided to the people and that is precisely my vocation," he told the newspaper El Comercial.
Gonzalez said he was always a believer and since his youth, "the great mysteries such as life, the universe, and things related to God always greatly impressed me."
After some health problems prevented him from continuing his work as a policeman, he decided to take an early retirement.