On Saturday, May 22nd, the eve of the Solemnity of Pentecost, Deacon Jorge Alan Bryan Gallardo Sánchez (Province of Peru) was ordained to the priesthood. The celebration took place in the parish of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal (Miraflores) with the participation of some eighty persons. Bishop Ricardo Rodríguez (auxiliary bishop of Lima) highlighted the importance of the family in encouraging vocations and thanked the parents (Jorge and Carmen) of Father Jorge for having fulfilled their responsibility as the first formators of their son. The bishop also encouraged the newly ordained to value the gift that he has received and to live each day with joy, firmly rooted in Jesus Christ and totally commitment to people.
At the conclusion, Father Jorge thanked all the people who had accompanied him throughout his vocational journey, and asked people to pray for him so that he might remain faithful.
After the ceremony, Father Jorge received the greetings of the older confreres in the infirmary as well as greetings from the Daughters of Charity, members of the Vincentian Family, family and friends. On Sunday, May 23rd, Father Jorge celebrated his first Mass at the parish center of St. John the Baptist in San Juan de Miraflores … the community that saw him grow and the place where his missionary vocation was born.
We give thanks to God!!