With 37 new priests, the historic weekend of ordinations in Mexico concludes

Jasjot Singh

With the ordination of 37 new priests this Sunday, June 5, on the Solemnity of Pentecost, a historic weekend for the Catholic Church in Mexico concludes, as there were a total of 70 ordinations of priests in the Archdiocese of Guadalajara.

At the Mass, celebrated in the Sanctuary of the Mexican Martyrs, the Archbishop of Guadalajara, Cardinal José Francisco Robles Ortega, recalling the Solemnity of Pentecost, stressed that “the election, consecration and sending of these brother priests who are going to be ordained it is a patent proof of the action of the Holy Spirit”.

“The charism, the service of making Christ the head present, Christ the shepherd, Christ the spouse of his Church, this charism is received by each and every one of these brothers who are going to be ordained: the charism of making Jesus Christ present in the midst of His town”.

After recalling that the Holy Spirit arouses a “variety and richness of charisms” in the Catholic Church “for the good of all”, the Cardinal stressed that “this great charism, this beautiful gift of representing Christ, does not obscure, does not nullify, none of the other charisms.”

“Never forget this: your charisma is not superior, it is not greater, it is not unique. His charism is for service, for the service of the other charisms that the Holy Spirit arouses in his Church”, he told the new priests.

Cardinal Robles Ortega assured the new priests that “the Spirit of the Lord will always animate you, renew you and always drive you forward. The Spirit of the Lord will strengthen and comfort you always.”

“The Spirit of the Risen Lord has descended as a gift, and it is a gift that remains,” he said, adding that “it is a gift that has stayed with our poor humanity until the end of time.”

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