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Consecrations and Solemn Renewals in Brazil
A group of 15 young women bear witness that Christ is worth the gift of their lives.

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Newly consecrated member Joana Ferraz receives a Bible from Fr Aromir. The acolyte is her Legionary brother.

March 15, 2009. Curitiba, Brazil. On March 1, 2009, 15 young women took a step of greater generosity with God in the Regnum Christi Movement.

A total of 7 women consecrated their lives to God, while an additional 8 solemnly renewed their promises. The solemn renewal of promises takes place two years after consecration.

The ceremony was held in the parish of St Blas, close to the formation center in Curitiba, Brazil. About 600 people attended the Mass, which was presided over by Father Manuel Aromir, LC, the territorial director of Brazil. Two Legionary priests, Fathers Rafael Vizcaíno and Ángel Llorente concelebrated. Two diocesan priests who are friends of the young women’s families also concelebrated.

During the homily, Father Manuel Aromir congratulated the young women and their families, commenting that this is a key moment not only for them, but also for
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The seven newly consecrated women make their promises of poverty, chastity, and obedience.
their families and for the Movement, the Church, and the entire world. Their witness of true love, unconditional self-giving, faith, and hope is a beacon for the world, he said.

Father Aromir also observed that Christ is the one who conquered their hearts, and emphasized that they did not consecrate themselves to an idea or to an abstract ideal, but to a person: Jesus Christ.

After the celebration, the family members came out to celebrate with their daughters. Some parents who are Movement members reserved a restaurant so that the families coming from other cities would have a place to eat with their daughters.

In the afternoon, the women and their families gathered at the formation center for a presentation on
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Beaming ear to ear, the group stands with Juani Lozano (third from left), the assistant to the territorial director of Brazil.
the consecrated life. The parents of Juliana Stolf, a newly consecrated member, gave their testimony. Afterwards, the choir sang a few songs.

The day concluded with a solemn rosary, as the guests prayed together for the fidelity and perseverance of the 15 young women who had taken their step of generosity with God.

To find out more about the consecrated life in the Regnum Christi Movement, visit this link.



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