|Fr. Sylvester Heereman, L.C. was named vicar general fo the Legion of Christ. |
Rome, February 16, 2012. The pontifical delegate for the
Legion of Christ and Regnum Christi, Cardinal Velasio de
Paolis, C.S., with the consent of his council, named Fr.
Sylvester Heereman, L.C., vicar general of the Legion of
Christ, and named Fr. Deomar De Guedes, L.C. the
second general councilor for the congregation. The two replace
Fr. Luis Garza Medina, L.C. and Fr. Francisco Mateos Gil,
L.C., respectively, both of whom presented their resignation in
Fr. Sylvester Heereman, L.C. was born September 10,
1974 in Bad Neustadt an der Saale, Germany. He
entered the novitiate of the Legion of Christ in Germany
in 1994, and made his first profession in 1996.
He made his perpetual profession in 1999. From 2001
to 2003 he served as the territorial secretary for Italy,
and from 2004 to 2006 he was part of
the formation team in the Center for Higher Studies in
Rome, where he also completed his studies in philosophy
and theology. He was ordained a priest on December
23rd, 2006. On February 6, 2007 he was named
territorial director of Germany, and after the territories of Germany
and France were joined, he became territorial director of
Western and Central Europe on June 10, 2011.
|Fr, Demoar de Guedes, L.C., recently named general councilor |
Deomar De Guedes Vaz, L.C. comes from Santo Ângelo, Rio
Grande do Sul, Brazil. He was born on November 13,
1961 and entered the novitiate of the Legion of
Christ in 1992. He made his first profession on March
20,1994 and his perpetual profession in 1997. He has
collaborated in the formation of diocesan seminarians in the
International Pontifical College Maria Mater Ecclesiae of Rome and for
some time he served as rector in the formation
center for Regnum Christi consecrated men in Mexico City.
After his priestly ordination on January 1, 2000 he
has worked as a vocational promoter (2001-2002), territorial director
of Spain (2002-2005), superior for the community and local coordinator
of apostolate in Buenos Aires (2005-2008), and rector of
the Brazilian seminary Maria Mater Ecclesiae (since 2008).
Sylvester and Fr. Deomar will continue their current duties
until their replacements are named.