“Joy for this new son that the Lord gives to His Church”
Santiago de Guayaquil, 06/24/14, (Sodalit News – Ecuador). On June 24th, the day on which the Church celebrates the Solemnity of St. John the Baptist, Luis Sebastian Troya Holst made his Promise of Full Availability in the Sodalitium Christianae Vitae. Many members of the Sodalit Family in Ecuador participated in the ceremony.
The ceremony was celebrated in a Mass presided by Monsignor Julio Teran Dutari, Apostolic Administrator of Santo Domingo de los Tsachilas and took place at St. Anthony Mary Claret church. Sodalits living in Ecuador accompanied Luis Troya in making his promises, along with others who traveled from different countries for the celebration. Numerous members of the Christian Life Movement also attended the Mass.
During the homily, Monsignor Julio Teran, inspired by the words of Pope Francis, affirmed that “we should focus on three big aspects and dimensions: first, joy; second, vocational discernment; and third, preparation of the person going down this path of life.”
Highlighting the aspect of joy, Monsignor Teran emphasized “the joy of this new son that the Lord gives to His Church; what joy for his parents who are present here! We share their joy as the neighbors of the parents of St. John the Baptist did with them. It is the Church’s great joy to see an increase in the number of sons who follow a special vocation, a special call of the Lord.
Monsignor Teran pointed out the presence of many at the ceremony who are “in full collaboration with Luis Sebastian in this path that the Lord has marked out for him, so that he can serve Him and continue to search, in collaboration with his superiors, for the concrete path of his vocation in every moment.
After the Eucharistic celebration, those who attended had the opportunity to greet the newly professed member of the community, who was also able to share his joy in this new step in giving his life in service to the Gospel.
Luis Troya Holt is a member of the Sodalitium Christianae Vitae (SCV), a society of apostolic life made up of laymen and priests who live a fraternal life in community, give their lives fully to God and proclaim the Gospel to the many human realities. It is an ecclesial community which emerged toward the end of the 20th century in the aftermath of the Second Vatican Council and which embraces the teachings of the great documents of the Church of this time. It was definitively approved as a society of pontifical right by St. John Paul II in 1997.