Wednesday, October 08, 2014

NAC Diaconal Ordinations in St Peter's Basilica

Each year, the Pontifical North American College in Rome holds diaconal ordinations in the Basilica of St Peter at the beginning of October. It is always a particularly festive occasion, since many of the families take the opportunity to make a pilgrimage to the Eternal City, so they can are present for their son’s ordinations. This year, they were joined by a number of American prelates who are in Rome for the Synod on the Family. The ceremony was held on the morning of Thursday, October 2, and forty-three men were ordained by His Eminence Donald Cardinal Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, D.C. The NAC, as it is colloquially known, has a huge flickr account with over 260 albums of photos, and has posted a whole series of albums dedicated to the ordination, and the events of the days leading up to it, with well over a thousand photos. These are all the works of men who are currently studying in Rome and living at the College; among the photographs of the ordination ceremony itself, there are also several nice ones of the interior of St Peter’s. Our congratulations to the newly ordained deacons; please remember to pray for them as they complete the studies that will lead them to priestly ordination at the end of this school year. (All photographs in this article are reproduced here by kind permission of the PNAC Photo Service; no. 1, 6 and 7 by Kyle Mangloña, no. 2 by Bill Van Wagner, no. 3, 4, 8 and 9 by Michael Lund, no. 5 and 10 by Daniel Hart.)

Prayer vigil with the families of the ordinandi at Sant’ Andrea della Valle 
A vigil held in the college itself the night before the Ordinations
Dalmatics ready. (full photoset set here.) 

The Gospel of the Mass (full photoset of the Mass here.)
The Prostration at the Litany of the Saints

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