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Raimundo Langevin: “Being a minister is a precious gift so that the Kingdom of Christ continues to grow”

In a moving ceremony held on Saturday, February 3 at 10:00 in the San Norberto parish, Monsignor Germán Medina, Auxiliary Bishop of Bogotá (Colombia), conferred diaconal ordination on our brother Raimundo Langevin, who was accompanied by his parents, friends from the archdiocese, from the spiritual family and members of our community, among them José David Correa, Superior General of the Sodalitium Christianae Vitae.

“I am very grateful to God and the Church,” said Raimundo as he reflected on the meaning of this special moment in his life. “Being a minister in and for the Church is a precious gift so that the Kingdom of Christ continues to grow, so that the holiness of the Church shines more and more every day.”

The readings of the Word of God that day were very special for Raimundo. “I am very moved by what we heard from the first book of Kings. Solomon asks for wisdom to be able to guide the People that his father David led. That speaks to the fact that his heart was focused on what was essential, and that is what I asked God for, too. Want what He wants.”

Bishop Germán: “You are a gift”

In the homily, the bishop repeatedly emphasized: “you are a gift,” says Raimundo. “I think that a gift has two realities at the same time: an intention of the person who donates it and the very fact of being something that is given to another. In me, I discover that the Lord invites me to look at Him and find that donor will, but at the same time be able to look at the world and give myself generously to those who the Lord places in front of and next to my steps.

“Pray a Hail Mary for me”

Finally, our brother, Deacon Raimundo, requested: “If possible, I ask you to pray a Hail Mary for me and for my conversion, so that I can always remain faithful to the ministry that I have received.”

And he expressed his gratitude to God for the gift of the Sodalitium for the Church, “this small group of men who understand and live the Christian life as a militia guided by Mary, in which we want Jesus to be present in all aspects of life.” life, to be holy as He is holy.”

“Then, also pray for the Sodalitium, so that we Sodalits can also be faithful to that vocation and mission.”

We accompany Raimundo with our prayers!

Raimundo, of Chilean nationality, has been a member of the Christian Life Sodalitium since 2008. Since then, our brother has worked in the Sodalit apostolic work carried out by the Christian Life Movement in Bogotá, especially with the youngest people. He issued his commitments of full apostolic availability in perpetuity at the Sodalitium on September 18th, 2021.