The Bishop of Cuenca, Jose Maria Yanguas, Ordains Three Deacons of the Prelature to the Priesthood at the Shrine of Torreciudad (September 2, 2018)
On Sunday, September 2, Bishop José María Yanguas Sanz of Cuenca, Spain, conferred priestly ordination on three deacons of the Prelature, Gabriel Robledillo Amezcua, Francisco Javier Pérez León, and Emanuel de Jesús Estrada Canizales, at the Shrine of Torreciudad. The Prelate of Opus Dei, Msgr. Fernando Ocáriz, took part in the ceremony.
Bishop Yanguas, commenting on the Gospel that the liturgy provides for the Mass of ordination of new priests, said that “the priest participates in the office of good shepherd, proper to Jesus Christ our Lord. The good shepherd is the one who gives his life for the sheep, who gives himself, who gives himself to the sheep until death, until the total gift of himself, for the benefit of all who have been entrusted to him. Since it is the effort of people who give themselves, of people in love, it is carried out with joy, which is the note that makes love visible. Those who give themselves totally do so with joy, happy to pour themselves out as a sweet-smelling libation for the sheep of the flock.”
“The Church, dear ordinands,” continued Bishop Yanguas, “asks you to be joyful priests, filled with God’s love, willing to sacrifice yourselves without reserve, eager to provide your brothers and sisters with the treasures of divine grace.”
The new priests were accompanied by many family members, friends and colleagues.
Romana, n. 67, July-December 2018, p. 299.