Monday, 24 June 2013

A Wonderful Sacramental Day

On Saturday 22nd June we were greatly blessed.  We travelled home to my village to join in the celebration of the Sacrament of Marriage of my nephew Duncan and his fiancée, Carly.  Duncan is the eldest son of my late younger brother Edward (RIP) and Carly his sweetheart for the past seven years.  Needless to say it all went rather well and the happy couple will now be enjoying their honeymoon.

May they be blessed with children and a long, loving and happy marriage.

 Another joyous sacramental occasion was occurring simultaneously in Rome.  Two deacons of the Sons of The  Most Holy Redeemer, Rev. Yousef Marie F.SS.R. and Rev. Magdala Maria F.SS.R. were being ordained to the sacred priesthood in the FSSP's personal parish of SS. Trinità dei Pellegrini by His Grace Archbishop Guido Pozzo, Almoner to His Holiness the Pope. 
 I have met both these two very holy men during visits to their Monastery on Papa Stronsay and can most assuredly say they will be not only a credit and blessing to their community but to the Catholic Priesthood.

Rev. Fr. Magdala Maria F.SS.R. (left) and Rev. Fr. Yousef Marie F.SS.R.(right)
with their Rector Major Fr. Michael Mary F.SS.R. (centre),
(photo taken after their ordination of Diaconate)
Please visit their blog where I am sure they will shortly post photographs of this joyous event.
A most truly auspicious and happy day indeed.

St Alphonsus, pray for them
St Geraldo Maria, pray for them
St John  Vianney, pray for them
St Benedict, pray for them
Saint Pio, pray for them
Holy Mary Mother of God, pray for them
Holy Guardian Angels, watch over them

1 comment:

  1. God bless the Community of Redemptorists on Papa Stronsay!