|Bishop Nicolas Brouwet lays his hands on Br Adrián González, LC.|
March 28, 2009. Bassevelle, France. On March 28, 2009, Brother
Adrián González, LC, was ordained to the diaconate by Bishop
Nicolas Brouwet, the auxiliary bishop of the diocese of Nanterre.
The ceremony was carried out in a church in Bassevelle,
just a few minutes away from the apostolic school in
Méry-sur-Marne. A sizeable group of friends of the Legion in
France attended, as well as the apostolic school community.
the ceremony, Richmond Niamké, a seminarian from the diocese of
Abiyán, Ivory Coast, was also ordained a deacon.
end of the Mass, Fr Julien Durodié, LC, the superior
of the center of apostolate in Paris and the local
coordinator of apostolate, addressed some words of thanksgiving to His
Excellency in the name of the whole community.
The Mass was
followed by a reception, after which His Excellency went to
the apostolic school to eat with the community. At the
end of the meal, the student choir and orchestra presented
some musical pieces. His Excellency thanked the apostolic boys and
precandidates for their witness of giving their lives to God,
and invited the community to follow the example of their
formators, especially Fr Adrián González, who have given their lives
completely to serve others.
|Bishop Nicolas Brouwet with the new deacons: Deacon Adrián González, LC (right) and Deacon Richmond Niamké, of the diocese of Abiyán, Ivory Coast (right).|
Several Legionaries are currently working in
the diocese of Nanterre, building Regnum Christi and ECYD sections
and working as chaplains in various schools and parishes.
entire group of 60 Legionary transitional deacons will be ordained
to the priesthood in Rome on December 12, 2009, the
feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Everyone is invited to
attend and to accompany the future priests with their prayers.