Wednesday, December 14, 2011

The path is tiring but "ordinations open the way to hope"


Forty-nine Legionary priests were ordained by Cardinal Velasio De Paolis this December 12 in the Basilica of St. John Lateran. The ceremony is recorded in this video.

After expressing his gratitude to the Legionaries families for regarding their son’s vocation as a gift, Cardinal De Paolis emphasized that the ordination of 49 new priests is “a reason for consolation on the path of rediscovering the congregation’s mission. The path is at times tiring, but you are walking it with trust in the Church.” “This moment is one of consolation for the Legion. These vocations open the way to hope and make us look to the future,” he said.

Among the 49 newly ordained Legionaries of Christ, the youngest is 29, and the oldest is 35. The new priests come from seven countries: the United States (15), México (20), Brazil (5), Colombia (5), Italy (2), Spain (1), and Hungary (1). 

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