Members of the Province Notre-Dame du Perpétuel Secours in Haiti joyfully gathered on Sunday, March 20, at St. Peter and Paul Parish in Limbé for the Ordination to the Priesthood of Deacon Clavens Saint-Bert Nelson, C.S.C. The ordaining bishop was the Most Rev. Yves-Marie Pean, C.S.C., Bishop of the Diocese of Gonaïves.
It was particularly poignant for Fr. Nelson to be ordained in his home parish, as he is also a graduate of College Sainte-Croix in Limbé. Of course, his family and fellow parishioners were there proudly to support him on his Ordination day and join in the festivities.
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Among the Holy Cross religious present to pray and celebrate with their brother in community were: Fr. Rosemond Marcelin, C.S.C., Superior of the Province; Fr. Eric Jasmin, C.S.C., Director of Initial Formation; and Fr. Vernet Luxana, Rector of College Sainte-Croix.
After the Mass, the community and those in attendance offered their warm congratulations to Fr. Nelson at a reception in his honor.
Father Nelson will continue his ministry at College Notre Dame du Perpetuel Secours in Cap-Haïtien.