Segovia, Spain, Oct 29, 2020 / 23:50 pm America/Denver (CNA).
After 10 years without an ordination, the Diocese of Segovia in Spain celebrated the diaconal ordination of Álvaro Marín, a 24-year-old seminarian last Sunday.
The new deacon received formation in theology at the University of Avila and the Pontifical University of Salamanca.
“The Church of Segovia rejoices at this diaconal ordination,” said Diocesan Bishop César Franco. “Give thanks to God for the new deacon, for his family that raised him in the faith, Saint Teresa parish where he discovered his vocation, and for the seminary where he has matured up to this moment. A vocation is an immense gift.”
“In these times when priestly vocations are a rare and precious commodity, Álvaro looks to his new state with joy and responsibility, knowing that the Lord has always guided his path with a firm hand,” the bishop said.
In an interview with the COPE Segovia network, Marín said that he began to feel his vocation at the age of 15.