The celebration of Pentecost, “Catholics United by the Spirit” was held in the soccer stadium of Manizales, Colombia on June 26th with the participation of just over 15,000 people. For five years Msgr. Gonzalo Restrepo, Archbishop of Manizales, has presided this celebration. The Mission For the Love of God Worldwide has been linked to it since 2016 with its charism.
This year we participated in the procession of the Blessed Sacrament through the athletic track of the stadium. Fr. Ilder, parish priest of El Carmen and Vicar of families of the Archdiocese, was in charge of carrying the monstrance up to the stage. The well-known priest, Fr. “Chucho” was in charge of preaching along with father Ilder.
The support of the Mission is very much valued by the clergy in Manizales, and although this year the consecrations that had been programed couldn’t be carried out, it was agreed that they will be done in the month of August in the Mass of Consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus that Msgr. Gonzalo presides in the Cathedral.