On October 19, 2018, the Conventual Franciscan Province of St. Agatha and St. Lucy in Italy (Sicily) rejoiced in the Lord for the gift of ordination.
The priesthood was conferred upon Friar Antolín RAMOS DE LA CRUZ through the imposition of the hands of His Eminence, Francesco Cardinal MONTENEGRO, Metropolitan Archbishop of Agrigento.
The celebration was held at the Friary-Shrine of Madonna delle Grazie in Montevago (Agrigento Province, Sicily, Italy). This was where Friar Antolín lived for about a year as a member of the Conventual Franciscan evangelization community.
The friars of the religious Province of Sicily took part in the celebration along with some friars from the International “Seraphicum” College in Rome and others from the “Franciscanum” in Assisi. Several priests of the archdiocese of Agrigento attended, as well as the Mayor, civil authorities and many faithful. It was a time of grace and joy for everyone, especially for Friar Antolín’s family who, although unable to attend, prayed from Mexico and celebrated in communion with us all.
Friar Antonio M. PARISI