ordination

The eight Jesuits lie prostrate in St Ignatius' parish church, Stamford Hill
On Saturday 25 February, Bishop Nicholas Hudson ordained eight Jesuits as deacons. The men come from all over the world. Anthony Paul Appu, Nilan Fernando, Thomas Idergard, Swaninathan Krishnamurti, Roy Alex Kuzhimannil, Sandeep Lakra, Alphonse Lepcha and Mikael Schink have all been living and studying in London for the last three or more years before becoming deacons.While reflecting on the Gospel chosen for the day,  Bishop Hudson encouraged the eight candidates to get to know Christ the...
Fr Justin Glyn SJ with Bishop Patrick Dunn
A visually-impaired Jesuit, who was inspired by the British Jesuits, Gerard Manley Hopkins and Robert Southwell, as well as the French palaeontologist-priest Pierre Teilhard de Chardin SJ, has been ordained to the priesthood in New Zealand.Born in Namibia and brought up in South Africa, Justin Glyn felt drawn to law and the priesthood when he left school. However, he was advised to get more experience of the world before embarking on religious life, so he decided to concentrate on practising...
Archbishop Peter Smith with Fr Dermot Preston and deacons
On Saturday 6th February, six Jesuits were ordained deacons at Sacred Heart Church in Wimbledon. The six men, who are all studying at Heythrop College in London, are:Wouter Blesgraff from the Netherlands; Naveen Xavier Buchupalli from Andhra Province (south east India); Robert Deinhammer from Austria;  Markus Dreher from Germany; Kundong Benedict Kim from Korea; and Anup Ranja Minj from Nepal.The principal celebrant was Archbishop Peter Smith of Southwark.Many of the men’s families had...
Ten Jesuit scholastics from India (5), Bangladesh (3), Zimbabwe and Portugal were ordained deacon before a packed congregation in St George’s Cathedral Southwark on Saturday.  Archbishop Peter Smith was the principal celebrant.  In his homily he recalled Pope Francis’ invitation in Evangelii Gaudiam (3) to all Christians  “to a renewed personal encounter with Jesus Christ ... do this unfailingly each day ... no one is excluded from the joy brought by the Lord”.  He urged the...
Britto Arockiam SJ has been ordained to the priesthood in Madurai, South India. A former student of Heythrop College and a member of the Jesuit community in Wimbledon, Britto was engaged in pastoral ministry in Guyana – a Region of the British Province – for three years and will be returning there later this year.“My parents named me after the Portuguese Jesuit Saint John de Britto who was martyred in India in 1693,” Fr Britto explains.  “He followed in the footsteps of Saint Francis...
Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster, has ordained nine Jesuits as deacons.  In one of the first major ceremonies since being made Cardinal by Pope Francis, he presided at the Ordination Mass in Westminster Cathedral on Saturday 1 March 2014. For the past three years, the new deacons have been studying at Heythrop College, University of London, which this year is celebrating the 400th anniversary of its foundation by the Jesuits in Louvain. 2014 is also the 200th...
One of the first major ceremonies over which newly-created Cardinal Vincent Nichols will preside will be the ordination to the diaconate of nine Jesuits. The men come from four continents and eight different Jesuit provinces; they will be ordained deacons at Westminster Cathedral this Saturday. The Archbishop of Westminster, Vincent Nichols, was made Cardinal by Pope Francis on Saturday (22 February). Exactly a week later in Westminster Cathedral, he will be ordaining as deacons two Jesuits...

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