Ordinations in the summer
19/07/2017

Our college exists solely for the formation of young men who are freely called to the ministerial priesthood. Hence, it is the hope of all that the seminarians get ordained some day and become holy priests according to the mind of the church. Therefore, we gladly disclose the ordinations of these brothers of ours who received formation in our college during the first part of the summer.

     Dejvis Martinovic hails from the diocese of Poruč and Pula (in Latin Dioecesis Parentina e Polensis). He was ordained a catholic priest on 10th June, 2017 at the cathedral of Pola. The diocese is a seat of the suffragan catholic church of the Archdiocese of Rijeka. In 2013, it had 164,480 baptized Christians on 210,114 inhabitants. On July 30, 1828 with the Blessed Locum Petri of Pope Leo XII, the two dioceses were united and the new diocese assumed the present name. The rector, Don Julio Diéguez, and some seminarians could travel to Pola to accompany Dejvis and his family on this important day.

     Kenley Jean-Gilles hails from the diocese of Hinche in Haiti. He also was ordained a catholic priest on 10th June, 2017. The diocese of Hinche (in Latin: Dioecesis Hinchensis) is a seat of the Suffragan Catholic Church of the Archdiocese of Cap-Haitien. In 2013 it counted 355,000 baptized on 584,000 inhabitants. The diocese was erected on April 20, 1972, with the banner Animorum Christifidelium of Pope Paul VI. We wish the best to our dear brother Kenley in his priestly ministry.

     David Chenet hails from the diocese of Vannes, Brittany and was ordained a deacon on the 18th day of June, 2017. The diocese of Vannes (in Latin, Dioecesis Venetensis ) is a seat of the Suffragan Catholic Church of the Archdiocese of Rennes . In 2014 it had 583,000 baptized on 727,000 inhabitants. The diocese is located in the centre-south of Brittany. The territory extends over 7,092 km² and is divided into 299 parishes. His formator, Fr. Randi has travelled for the ordination.

     Charbel Obeid’s priestly ordination was on 16th July, 2017 during the feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and St Charbel, the patron saint of Lebanon. The ordination took place at the church of Our Lady of Soccorritrice-Abboud, where he was born. The inhabitants of this city are all Maronites and are about a thousand people. Joyfully, his formator Don Jose Huerta was there for his diaconate ordination and Don Julio Dieguez attended his priestly ordination, conferred by the Bishop of Jbeil, Monsignor Michel Aoun.

     Marko Alisentus Osuru hails from the diocese of Bunda, Tanzania and was ordained a catholic priest on the 6th day of July, 2017. The Diocese of Bunda (in Latin: Dioecesis Bundanus) is a diocese located in Bunda Town in the Ecclesiastical province of Mwanza in Tanzania. It was established as a diocese on November 27, 2010 from the Archdiocese of Mwanza and the Diocese of Musoma. Congratulations, dear Marko!

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