Go on a mission in the footsteps of St. Therese: Bishop Li Lian Gui
Cangzhou diocese is celebrating 150 years of the construction of the Cathedral and 10 years of its new consecration, this year with the ordination of new priests and deacons.
Bishop Joseph Li Lian Gui of Cangzhou in He Bei province has asked nine priests and two deacons who were ordained on October 1 to follow the footsteps of St. Therese, Patroness of the Missions, and go on a mission.
The priests were ordained on October 1, the feast of St. Therese of Lisieux, who has many devotees in China. October 1 also marks the beginning of the month of the rosary and missionary month.
The new priests are aware that the ordination marks "a new beginning of their mission and their life dedicated to the Lord, rather than a goal achieved," the Bishop said. They chose the House of Elders for their first celebration of the Eucharist, to emphasize that their focus will always be directed towards the most vulnerable and needy.
Cangzhou diocese is celebrating 150 years of the construction of the Cathedral and 10 years of its new consecration, this year.
The archdiocese of Taiyuan in Shanxi province also celebrated the ordination of four priests, presided over by Father Paul Meng Ningyou, Coadjutor of the Archdiocese. After a long and intense spiritual retreat for priests of the Archdiocese on the theme of prayer, community sharing and the life of faith with joy, the priestly community welcomed the four new brothers, who put themselves at the service of the people of God.
Source: Agenzia Fides