Father Roberto Carlos Durán, SJ, Ordained in San Salvador
April 11, 2018 — Jesuit Father Roberto “Carlos”
Durán was ordained to the priesthood March 23 at the Metropolitan
Cathedral of San Salvador in the crypt of Blessed Archbishop Oscar Romero.
San Salvador Archbishop José Luis
Escobar Arias presided at the ordination liturgy.
Fr. Durán is currently doing pastoral work in El
Salvador at Parroquia San Bartolomé in Arcatao. Because of difficulties with
his visa, Fr. Durán had to return to his native El Salvador to continue with
his formation. He was originally set to be ordained this June in San Diego with
four other Jesuits.
Jesuits West Provincial Father Scott Santarosa, SJ, said,
“We hope that Carlos can return to the Faber Community in Boston, but when we
join the Society, we join a worldwide body. So, like Carlos, we ask God to help
us flourish wherever we are. Let us pray for our brother, Carlos, as he begins
his ministry. And, let us also pray that he will return home to us soon.”
Fr. Durán undertook his first studies at
Loyola University Chicago and the Jesuit philosophy program in Buenos Aires,
Argentina. He earned a bachelor's degree in communications from the Universidad
Don Bosco in El Salvador. [Source: Jesuits West]
November 15, 2018 — Kenyan Jesuit Father Victor-Luke Odhiambo, 62, was murdered on Nov. 15 when unknown assailants attacked the Daniel Comboni Jesuit Residence in Cueibet, South Sudan, where he resided.
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