32 New Priests to be Ordained for the Legionaries of Christ
The Legionaries of Christ have announced the ordination of 32 new priests this year. They are from Germany, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, South Korea, El Salvador, Spain, the United States, Italy, Mexico and Venezuela.
29 of the new priests will be ordained together at the basilica of Saint Mary Major in Rome on April 29, 2023, at 10:00 am Rome time, in a Mass officiated by Cardinal Fernando Vérgez, LC, president of the Pontifical Commission for Vatican City State and the Vatican City Governorate. The ordination mass will be live-streamed on youtube, with a link for the broadcast to be published soon. Another three new priests will be ordained in their home countries.
Six of those to be ordained on April 29th are from or are currently serving in the North American Territory. Three are Americans: Deacon Thomas White, Deacon Matthew Bender, and Deacon Luke Gill. There is one Canadian, Deacon André Blanchette, and one Korean, Deacon Stephen Cho. Deacon Markus Stehmer, a German who is currently serving in Philadelphia, will also be ordained. You can read their vocational testimonies here.