31 New Deacons

On November 3, in Rome, the Prelate conferred the diaconate on 31 lay faithful of Opus Dei, who will be ordained priests next May. With homily and photos from the ceremony.

From Opus Dei

Homily given by the Prelate of Opus Dei

Photos from the ordination ceremony

The candidates are:

Julio Paz Miguens (Argentina)

Peter Benedict Damian-Grint (United Kingdom)

Jorge Garaicoechea Tijero (Spain)

Andrej Pedro Rant Lesar (Argentina)

Andrew Patrick Soane (United Kingdom)

Onésimo Díaz Hernández (Spain)

Josh Núñez Valero (Nigeria)

Ernesto Yamaguchi Okuyama (Peru)

Juan José Salinas Medrano Ortiz (Argentina)

Neptalí José Balza Ayaach (Venezuela)

Juan Eguirón Bidarte (Spain)

Josemaría Fernández Cueto Gutiérrez (Mexico)

José Benigno Freire Salinas (Spain)

Jose María Chiclana Actis (Spain)

Keisuke Hazama (Japan)

Joaquín Rodríguez Mas (Spain)

Álvaro Cortés Márquez (Spain)

Adolfo Luis Qüerio Casas (Argentina)

Carlos López Villarejo (Spain)

Pablo Giner Peyra (Spain)

José María Torres López (Spain)

Javier Bujalance Fernández-Quero (Spain)

Jaime Abascal Martínez (Spain)

Mariano Carrillo García (Spain)

Álvaro Lino González Alonso (Spain)

Rubén Pereda Sancho (Spain)

Rodolfo Ricardo Valdés Chavarría (Mexico)

José Carlos Fernández Duarte (El Salvador)

Anthony Pichay Sepulveda (Philippines)

Stefan Matthias Mückl (Germany)

Gerald Mwenyi Nalyanya Wabukenda (Kenya)