Scholasticate News Five New Oblate Deacons
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Five new Oblate Deacons
Laudy; Fetshi; S.E. Alessandro Staccioli, OMI; Edouard; Pawel; Andrew
On May 6th 2006 with great joy the
International Scholasticate in
The ordination took place at the local Diocesan Parish of Pius V which is a few blocks from the International Scholasticate. The Church was filled with Friends and Families that came from different parts of the world to join the Oblate Community in the joyous event. Just a few months ago these five professed solemnly their commitment to God, the Church, and the Congregation.
The liturgical celebration was immediately followed by a reception at the International Scholasticate. The event led into the late hours of the night. There was an immense atmosphere of joy and celebration. Each of the new Deacons in July will be returning to their respective countries and provinces.
A few words from the newly ordained Deacons:
No one can follow Christ unless he has be called, much less be given the honor to be a minister of the Church without receiving a special grace and being chosen by God. (Heb. 5:4) We give thanks to him who has preceded us in the service of the Deaconate and in humility because he has allowed us to be “servant of servants.” Thus, we understand our role as Deacons in the Church as “being at the service of God and of men.” This is our choice. With Mary we have made the best choice: to follow Christ. In life there is no greater joy than to surrender your life to something worthwhile. That is to say, we have committed ourselves to live a life of prayer and service.
And who are these new deacons? Laudy Merilan, Jean-Pierre Fetshi, Edouard Dagavounansou, Pawel Majdanski, and Andrew Knott. We would like to take this opportunity to thank the entire Oblate Family for their constant support and accompaniment. We also request that we be remembered in your prayers.