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Jesuits Celebrate Ordinations in Puerto Rico and Haiti

October 2, 2018 — This summer, several Jesuits were ordained to the priesthood at Masses in Puerto Rico and Haiti.

Jesuit Father Fernando Luis Barreto Mercado was ordained on July 28 in San Juan, Puerto Rico, with the Most Reverend Roberto O. González Nieves, OFM, Archbishop of San Juan, presiding at the Mass at the Jesuits’ St. Ignatius Loyola Parish.


Fr. Fernando Luis Barreto Mercado, SJ, (left) during his ordination.

This marked the first Jesuit celebration of the rite of ordination in Puerto Rico since the island became part of the USA Central and Southern Province in December 2014. Fr. Barreto Mercado is from Ponce, Puerto Rico, and has been assigned to serve for the next year as parochial vicar at St. Ignatius Loyola Parish, where he was ordained and celebrated his first Mass on July 29.

On August 4, four Jesuits were ordained to the priesthood in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, by Cardinal Chibly Langlois. The four Jesuits — Fathers Germain Clerveau, Amos Estinor, Eddy Mondestin, and Jean Bertin St. Louis are part of the Jesuits’ Province of Canada.


To learn more about this year’s new Jesuit priests, visit www.jesuits.org/ordinations.

[Source:Central and Southern Province]





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