Ordination of Six Deacons in Rome

The Prelate of Opus Dei, Bishop Javier Echevarría, will confer diaconal ordination on six faithful of the Prelature from three countries. The ceremony will take place in the parish of Saint Josemaría in Rome, on Saturday the 27th at 4 pm Rome time.

Recent News
Opus Dei - Ordination of Six Deacons in Rome From left to right: Miguel Ángel Correas, Pablo López, Eduardo Ares, Irineo Pallares, Carles Rodríguez and Alejandro Arenas

The six future deacons are members of the Prelature of Opus Dei who, after working in various professions, have received the required courses and training needed for the priesthood. Their priestly ordination is scheduled for next September 4 in the shrine of Torreciudad in Spain. The diaconal ordination will not be broadcast live via the Internet; however their ordination as priests in September will be live-streamed on this website. The future deacons are Alejandro Jesús Arenas (Peru), Eduardo Ares (Spain), Miguel Ángel Correas (Spain), Pablo López (Spain), Carlos Rodríguez (Spain) and Irineo Pallares (Mexico).

Alejandro Jesús studied mechanical engineering at the National University of Engineering, in Lima, Peru. Prior to his preparation for the priesthood, he worked for 10 years in the sale of hydraulic products.

Irineo Pallares, from Culiacan, Mexico, has a degree in finance. He worked for 13 years in a five star hotel, starting out as a porter and receptionist and eventually working his way up to being in charge of keeping track of all income and expenses. He also helped out in Chapultepec high school, providing guidance for the students there.

Eduardo Ares studied Classics at the Complutense University in Madrid, and has taught in a number of schools. He also is a well-known oral narrator and has received several international prizes.

Miguel Ángel Correas was born in Alcazar de San Juan, in Spain, and studied Information Engineering at the University of Castilla la Mancha. For more than 10 years he worked as a teacher in a Family Farm School in Ciudad Real, Spain.

Carles Rodríguez Raventos studied Industrial Electronics and Technical Architecture, specializing in construction safety. He worked for the Swiss multinational SGS (Société Générale de Surveillance) for almost 10 years.

Pablo López González has a degree in Educational Psychology. He taught Physical Education in Andel high school in Madrid up to 2010, the year when he began his ecclesiastical studies for ordination.