Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Founder of the Heralds of the Gospel Receives the Medal Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice

The papal medal Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice was bestowed upon the Brazilian cleric Msgr. João Scognamiglio Clá Dias by His Eminence Franc Cardinal Rodé, Prefect of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life on August 15 of this year. Msgr. Clá Dias is the founder of the Heralds of the Gospel, an international association of Pontifical right, and of two societies of apostolic life, the priestly Virgo Flos Carmeli and the feminine Regina Virginum. The event occurred at the Heralds' seminary in suburban São Paulo; on the previous day the Cardinal had blessed the new chapel of the motherhouse of the Regina Virginum. (Source.)

Msgr. Clá Dias had previously been named a canon of the Liberian Chapter of the basilica of St. Mary Major by a Bull issued by Pope Benedict in September of last year.

The Heralds have been featured many times on The New Liturgical Movement, and past stories about them may be found here.

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