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Consecrations and Renewals in Brazil
On March 2nd, six young women from Brazil and Columbia consecrated their lives to God in Regnum Christi while twelve renewed their promises.

Señoritas que decidieron consagrar su vida a Dios en el Movimiento <i>Regnum Christi.</i>
A moment in the consecration Mass.

Curitiba, Brazil. March 31, 2008. On March 2nd, the consecrated women of Regnum Christi welcomed six new members hailing from Brazil and Columbia. Twelve additional young women renewed their promises and received their rings, as is customary after the first two years of consecrated life. These young women all live, pray, study, and work in a formation center located in Curitiba, Brazil.

The Mass was celebrated in the parish of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception. The main celebrant was Father Manuel Aromir, LC, the territorial director of Brazil. It was concelebrated by Father Celso Nogueira, LC and Father Juan Luis Cendejas, LC.

At the start of the ceremony, Father Aromir read the congregation a letter that Father Alvaro Corcuera, LC had written to the young women who were getting consecrated. Written just the day before, the letter encouraged them in the courageous step they were making and thanked them for their generosity with God.

Vista general del interior de la parroquia de Nuestro Señora de la Concepción, en Curitiba, donde se realizó la ceremonia.
A view of the parish of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception in Curitiba, where the consecration Mass was celebrated.
the homily, Father Aromir reminded those present of the beauty of a life given entirely to God, and commented on the act of generosity and love behind the decision of those who were making or renewing their promises. He also commented on the faith and generosity of the families who had formed their daughters to love God, and who were willing to make the sacrifice of giving their daughters to God.

Father Aromir illustrated the point by reading some paragraphs from a letter that a mother had written to her daughter on her consecration day. In the letter, the mother reflected on the process that had unfolded as her daughter had begun seeking God’s will for her life, and marveled at the hand of God.

At the end, he congratulated the parents and also the grandparents, pointing out that their daughters and granddaughters were there because they had taught them to live faith, seek God’s will, and put love above all else.

Members from the Regnum Christi sections of Curitiba were also there at the consecration Mass, as well as families and teachers from the International Everest School, where some of the consecrated women work apostolically.



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