Monday, January 11, 2010

59 Legionaries Ordained on the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

December 12, 2009. Rome, Italy. On the morning of December 12th, in the basilica of St Paul Outside the Walls, Bishop Brian Farrell, LC, Secretary of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, ordained 59 religious from the Legionaries of Christ to the priesthood.

About 4,300 guests attended the ceremony, including relatives, friends, Legionaries of Christ, and Regnum Christi members

The new priests hail from 11 countries, with half (29) coming from Mexico. A total of 9 are from the United States, 7 are from Spain, and 3 are from Canada. There are 2 German, 2 Brazilian, 2 Italian, and 2 French priests, and one priest from Venezuela, one from Vietnam, and one from the Czech Republic. Their ages range between 30 and 40, with the exception of two who are 50 years old. All have spent between 10 to 14 years in preparation for

ordenaciones sacerdotales 2009

the priesthood, dedicating themselves to their spiritual, human, intellectual, and pastoral formation. These 59 new priests bring the total of Legionary priests to 860 worldwide.

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