Born in the Caribbean city of Barranquilla, Araujo joined the Colombian Province of the Society of Jesus in 1987. He earned a degree in Philosophy and a master in Divinity from Javeriana University in Bogotá Colombia. Ordained priest in 1999, Father Araujo first assignment was as Director of Campus Ministry at Colegio Berchmans in Cali, Colombia. Seventeen years ago he moved to the United States and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Seattle University and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Cornish College of the Arts and an MFA from the University of New Mexico. His artistic fields are printmaking, ceramics, and painting. He has extended records of artistic exhibitions nationally and internationally.