THE FOUNDING VISION TODAY: IN A NEWLY ORDAINED BISHOP, WHO HAS ALWAYS HAD A SPECIAL PLACE IN HIS HEART FOR THE MOST ABANDONED

Bishop CarlosOn Sunday a Peruvian Oblate was ordained as Auxiliary Bishop of Huancayo, Peru – a city in the Andes at 3,271 meters above sea level. Bishop Carlos Alberto Salcedo has served in various parishes in Peru. He has also been engaged in Oblate formation ministry within the Latin American Region, in particular as assistant Novice Master in Asunción, Paraguay. He was serving as the Coordinator of the Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation Commission for the Oblate Delegation of Peru.

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His episcopal crest with the motto “Sent to bring the Good News to the poor” with its striking representation of the Oblate crest in the heights of the Andes is an illustration of Eugene’s founding vision continuing to be alive and fruitful.

 

“I firmly believe that our salvation depends on the poor.”   Dorothy Day

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One Response to THE FOUNDING VISION TODAY: IN A NEWLY ORDAINED BISHOP, WHO HAS ALWAYS HAD A SPECIAL PLACE IN HIS HEART FOR THE MOST ABANDONED

  1. Eleanor Rabnett, Oblate Associate says:

    Congratulations to Bishop Carlos Alberto Salcedo! I love that he has incorporated the Oblate crest into his own.

    It is when we bring the Good News to the poor that we find ourselves in them, becoming one with them somehow. We can then come to recognize our own poverty. My experience has been this way. There is a wondrous mystery here, one that we don’t see, or at least one that I do not see until I get past myself. Not something I can do on my own.

    Eugene said that it is in serving each other, the poor and working toward’s their salvation that we are saved. It becomes a mutual thing. For Bishop Carlos Alberto Salcedo it has taken place among his own. just as it has for many of us. But then I laugh quietly thinking that I did not have to go anywhere to find poverty (in others and myself), that I did not have to go to foreign lands, but it was Oblates who came to my land, my country, my home – many years ago. Eugene’s found vision continues and lives on today in all of us.

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