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52 years of anniversary: Review the celebrations we had in various countries

Within the framework of the 52nd anniversary of the founding of the Sodalit of Christian Life, all the Sodalit communities and members of the spiritual family in different parts of the world united in significant celebrations, sharing the joy around our mother on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception.

Sodalites after the anniversary Mass in LimaWe invite you to explore in this note how we experience this beautiful celebration.

Celebrations in Peru:

In an emotional celebration for the 52nd anniversary of the Sodalit of Christian Life, Mons. Adriano Tomasi, Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Lima , spoke very paternal words towards the Sodalit community, at the Mass that took place in the parish of Our Lady of Reconciliation last December 8th.

“Today we thank God for Saint Mary, for the Charisma of novelty and audacity that the Holy Spirit has outlined for them, and for all the good that in this first half century of life her children have been able to do in the different places where the obedience has sent them; and also, to ask forgiveness for all the sins committed and suffered. We also give thanks for the path of purification and renewal that, with the paternal accompaniment of the Church, they have been carrying out”, said Bishop Adriano in a very heartfelt moment.

You can read the full homily at this link (Spanish).

After the Mass, the spiritual family accompanied the Sodalits at a busy lunch held at the Our Lady of Reconciliation ended with the presentation of the Takillakkta group .

On the other hand, in the city of Arequipa, Bishop Javier del Río Alba presided over the Mass in the Our Lady of Monserrat parish, followed by a celebratory lunch among the brothers of the Our Lady de Chapi Sodalit community.

Members of the Sodalite family in the city of Arequipa, after the anniversary Mass of the Sodalicio de Vida Cristiana.

Sodalits and Emevecists from Arequipa – Peru.

In Italy:

The commemoration of our anniversary took place in San Paolo a alla Regola with a moving Eucharist presided over by Cardinal Gianfranco Ghirlanda . For this significant occasion, our Superior General José David Correa, joined the brothers in Italy. After the ceremony, the community moved to the Farfa monastery, where they shared special moments and prolonged the celebrations in an atmosphere of communion and gratitude.

Cardinal Gianfranco Ghirlanda at the time of the homily.

Cardinal Gianfranco Ghirlanda at the time of the homily

In Argentina:

In the land of Pope Francis, the celebration took place on December 7th in the chapel of the Our Lady of Pilar pastoral center. The Holy Mass was presided over by Father Adrián Meza and concelebrated by Father Jaime Gómez. The day concluded with a festive meal with members of the spiritual family.

During the Mass in Buenos Aires – Argentina.

During the Mass in Buenos Aires – Argentina.

In Brazil:

In Sao Paulo, the Mass was celebrated by the Auxiliary Bishop of Santo Amaro, Dom Marcelo Antônio da Silva. The community held a Marian procession and a celebration between brothers, highlighting the importance of Marian devotion in Sodalit life.

Sodálites of Sao Paulo with Dom Marcelo Antônio da Silva.

Sodalits of Sao Paulo with Dom Marcelo Antônio da Silva.

While in Petrópolis, the Eucharistic celebration, presided over by Father Héctor Velarde, was followed by a moment of celebration at the Pastoral Center. The next day, an outing to Teresópolis allowed us to share as a family with a barbecue and various games.

Sodalits and spiritual family in Petrópolis.

Sodalits and spiritual family in Petrópolis.

In colombia:

Medellín, participated in the Eucharist on December 8th, which was presided over by Father Juan David Velásquez, and was followed by a fraternal lunch. While in the city of Cali, Father Alejandro Gallego presided over the Mass at La Merced Church, followed by a special sharing with young people from the Sodalit family.

On the other hand, in Bogotá a full day was lived, from the celebration in the church of the Purity of Mary school, presided over by Father Alberto Hadad, to a lunch at the Our Lady of Chiquinquirá Pastoral Center.

During the sharing in Bogotá.

During the sharing in Bogotá.

In Costa Rica:

In Costa Rica, the Mass was presided over by Father Juan José Paniagua at the National Shrine to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and then they held a celebration in the Sodalit community, with words from the local superior Javier de la Flor and the General Coordinator of the MVC, Mariela Pacheco.

Sodalites during Mass in Costa Rica.

During Mass in Costa Rica.

In Chile:

The Madre de Dios Chapel witnessed the celebration presided over by Father Rafael Otero and concelebrated by Father Carlos Zanalloa. After the Mass, the community shared a special moment with the spiritual family.

Father Rafael (L) and Father Carlos during the Mass in Chile.

Father Rafael (L) and Father Carlos during the Mass in Chile.

In Ecuador:

The celebration was on December 8th in the chapel of the Santo Domingo de Guzmán School and the Mass was presided over by Fr. Marcello, General Assistant for Spirituality , who was accompanied by our brothers Fr. Luis Troya and Fr. Christian Vinces. Subsequently, the community shared special moments with the spiritual family in the Sodalite community.

Sodáltes from Ecuador.

Sodáltes from Ecuador.

USA:

In Philadelphia, on the vigil of December 7th, Father Remigio celebrated the Eucharist together with Father Carlos Keen, which was followed by a festive dinner with trivial games and songs to Mary, with the participation of approximately 150 people. Finally, in Englewood, the Mass presided by Father Juan Fernando Sardi was followed by a reception and celebration with those in attendance.

Brothers of the Philadelphia community.

Brothers of the Philadelphia community.