COSTA RICA, Juan Perez •
On Friday, June 4, we celebrated the 25th anniversary of the priestly ordination of Fr. Reyner Castro, a member of the Schoenstatt Institute of Diocesan Priests from San José. —
He presided over and preached the homily during the Mass at the Family of Hope shrine, accompanied by Fr Luis Herrera (they both sealed their Covenant of Love with the Blessed Mother a couple of years ago).
After Mass, it was time to share a meal. Several other priests arrived, including the vicar of the parish that Fr. Reyner serves, the vicar of the deanery in which the shrine is located and a member of the Clergy Commission, the parish priest at the cathedral and several others, including a seminarian.
The sharing that took place at lunch was very meaningful, in which several of them addressed beautiful and heartfelt words to Fr. Reyner on his jubilee. In the end we all went to the shrine to consecrate our priesthood and that of Fr. Reyner to the Blessed Mother.
Original: Spanish. Translation: Sarah-Leah Pimentel, Cape Town, South Africa