priestly ordination Tag

ARGENTINA, Silvia Sibay • The Schoenstatt Family from Tucumán was looking forward to November 9th – and with good reason! In the afternoon, the first Schoenstatt Father from Tucumán was ordained as a priest. — It was with great joy that we saw the Fathers arrive from the other dioceses who would accompany this event, some of whom are very close to us, and above all Bishop Francisco Pistilli, Bishop of the Diocese of Encarnación, Paraguay, who would consecrate us. The Schoenstatt Fathers who live and work in Tucumán hadRead More
ARGENTINA, Ana E. Anello • A celebration for the whole diocese and especially for the Fr. Joseph Kentenich Vocational Circle! The priestly ordination of Alejandro Sardi and Pablo Boffa was a real celebration.— The Fr. Kentenich Vocational Circle began in Argentina on 5 May 1983, and meet on the first Thursday of May to pray for an awakening of priestly, religious, lay vocations, thereby cooperating with the life of the church. Its members in San Luis want to offer their loyal and faithful observation of duty and a life ofRead More
SPAIN, Juan Zaforas • On 3 November 2018, a young man was ordained as a priest in Pozuelo Schoenstatt Shrine. I have known this young man since he was a boy because he was my son’s friend son who we always called Edu and is now Fr. Eduardo. —   Cardinal D. Carlos Osoro ordained him, and in his very personal homily, he made him see what is now expected of him, to be transparent in Jesus Christ for all men/women, and he insisted on the all without looking atRead More
PARAGUAY, Julio Giménez • Pablito Martínez’ priestly ordination was celebrated on 24 June 2018, in the church of Santa María de la Trinidad in Tupãrenda, while we were still experiencing the after-effects and emotions of Chiquitunga’s beatification – the first Paraguayan woman Blessed – that had taken place the day before. — A completely full stadium Just like during the soccer world championship in Russia the last few days where we saw multitudes, there was also a multitude at the stadium on Saturday, for the beatification of the holy ParaguayanRead More
SPAIN, Pedro Bras • “Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you.” (Jn. 21:17) It was with a joyful and grateful heart that we approached the Valldoreix shrine, in Barcelona, on June 2nd. This same shrine that was blessed a little more than twenty years ago and ten years ago, saw Eduard Forcada depart for the novitiate now welcomes him again.— “You know that I love you” The affection of the entire Forcada family, the Catalan Schoenstatt Family, and the Sisters of Mary was felt in every detailRead More
ARGENTINA, Claudia Echenique • Many wanted to accompany Matías “Tute” Clavijo and Pablo Mori on their priestly ordination day in New Schoenstatt, Florencio Varela because of the affection that everyone has for them, for their Schoenstatt identity since their childhood, for their loyal and generous commitment. On Saturday, October 28, in God the Father Church, Bishop Franciso Pistilli, Bishop of Encarnación and their Novice Master, imposed hands and he consecrated them Christ and the Church’s priests. A special gathering was already apparent days beforehand; Juan Molina, a seminarian, finalized detailsRead More
PORTUGAL, Lena Castro Valente • Having recently returned from holiday, Helder and I received an invitation from the Community of the Schoenstatt Fathers in Portugal to attend the priestly ordination of Deacon Gonçalo Cravo on 24 September at 16h00 at the Santa Maria Monastery, more commonly known as Jerónimos (built by Manuel I, the King of Portugal, the Algarves and beyond the seas in Africa, in honour of Portugal’s voyages of discovery) located near the site where Portuguese ships would set out to impart the faith and the empire, givingRead More
CHILE, Maria Fischer • Saturday, October 3, 2015, Schoenstatt celebrated the priestly ordination of Gonzalo Illanes and Felipe Pérez in Holy Spirit Church at the Schoenstatt Shrine in Bellavista, Chile. Bishop Francisco Pistille, the Bishop of Encarnación, Paraguay and a Schoenstatt Father, ordained them. The shared video of the live transmission of the priestly ordination is available online. (I changed this because it sounded weird saying “We share the video…” Our congratulations and prayers accompany the new priests at the service of Schoenstatt and the Church. Original: Spanish. Translation: CelinaRead More