Priestly Ordinations in Torreciudad

On September 4, in the shrine of Torreciudad, Bishop Javier Echevarria ordained six new priests, Associate members of the Prelature.

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In his homily, the Prelate addressed the new priests with these words: “You should realize that the Blessed Trinity is granting you the greatest gift that a man can receive, and that we are obliged to be at every moment, as Saint Josemaria wished, priests who are “one hundred percent” priests. To attain this, have a deep love for the Sacrifice of the Eucharist, the Holy Mass, where Christ is the offerer and the one who makes sacramentally present—with his words—the sacrifice of Calvary, the Holy Cross. He wants to make use of you; seek him out each day, being faithful servants. As the prophet Ezekiel proclaimed, you should know that you have been anointed by the Holy Spirit, and feel the daily urgency to transmit to souls the universal calling to holiness that Christ preached.”

The new priests 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.