Six seminarians from the Redemptoris Mater Seminary of Guam were publicly admitted to candidacy for Holy Orders, for the service of the Archdiocese of Agana, during the rite known as Admissio ad Ordines on Friday, May 20, 2016 at the Redemptoris Mater Seminary of Guam's chapel in Yona.
The seminarians were Cesar Javier Izaguirre Gonzalez of Nicaragua, Kenneth Paul O'Reilly of Ireland, Preston Daniel Peredo Perez of Guam, Victor II Luna Vitug of the Philippines, Jose Santos Hernandez Jejia of Mexico, and Wilmer Alexander Chirino Gonzalez of Venezuela.
His excellency Anthony Sablan Apuron, OFM Cap., D., Archbishop of Agana, presided over the Eucharist within which the rite took place.
The seminarians, from this point onward, are official candidates to receive Holy Orders, and as a sign of this admission they begin to wear the Roman collar.
All six candidates receive formation toward the Sacred Priesthood at the Redemptoris Mater Seminary in Yona, which currently is forming 42 seminarians from 17 nations.
The Archdiocese of Agana rejoice once again as new seminarians move closer to Holy Orders! These are men who are willing to give their lives completely for the service of their brothers and sisters are a sign of God's love for our island and the Universal Church.