John 16:33 “Be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.”
Fr. Aristotle Quan was not always following the path to Our Lord. In fact, most of his teenage life in Southern California was spent heading full speed in the wrong, dangerous direction. However, dramatic events would call him to the priesthood. If you have a family member who doubts the existence of God or is on the wrong path, bring them to hear Fr. Aristotle share his own “unfiltered” priest testimony at our summer Magnificat meal.
Born in Fountain Valley, California, he is the youngest of three sons to George and Dr. Eleanor Quan whose own families came from the Philippines. While the family lived in various cities in Orange County, Aristotle’s teen years were spent using drugs, in illicit behavior, skipping classes, and hanging out with questionable friends. Despite his parents’ Catholic faith, he reached the point where he did not believe in the existence of God at all.
His mother, Eleanor, who feared for her son and distraught over her sister with cancer, decided to go to Medjugorje where visions of the Blessed Mother had reportedly been taking place. When his mother came back, she started following the Medjugorje messages to pray the rosary daily, go to daily Mass, started fasting and went to confession regularly.
Mom also saw her son, Aristotle, continue his drug use and arranged for them to go on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. It was there that Aristotle experienced the powerful infilling of the Holy Spirit. Similar to St. Paul, God encountered Aristotle and poured his healing love over this young man and radically changed his life. Aristotle knew from that moment forward that Jesus and his love were real and God truly existed.
Aristotle was on fire when he came back to California, started inquiring about the priesthood, and entered the seminary in 2010. In 2018, he was ordained Fr. Aristotle Quan and the youngest priest in the Archdiocese of Orange County , now an enthusiastic herald of God’s love.
Come hear Fr. Aristotle’s profound story of the love of a mother and the reality of God’s abundant love for all. Bring a friend!
Youngest priest in Orange County, Californnia
Fr. Aristotle Quan
From Troubled Teen to
Conversion and Priesthood
Did Mom & Medjugorje play a role?
Saturday, August 17, 2019
10am - 1pm
Magnificat is a ministry to Catholic women. Its purpose is to help Catholic women open more fully to the Holy Spirit through a deeper commitment of their lives to Jesus as Lord, and to impart the Holy Spirit to one another through their love, service, and sharing the good news of salvation. It thus provides opportunities which will foster a desire to grow in holiness.
We serve the entire Archdiocese of Los Angeles and take the name "Our Lady, Queen of Angels"
Our Lady Queen of Angels
West San Fernando Valley, California Chapter
Advanced Reservations Required
No payment taken at the door
Make reservation by August 10, 2019 for $31.00 discounted rate.
General Admission $33.00
We accept cash, check or credit card
Available for groups of 8-10
15600 Odyssey Dr.
Granada Hills, CA 91344
Doors Open at 9 am
Open seating - please arrive early
Due to the prayerful nature of our gathering, please refrain from bringing children under the age of 12