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On Saturday, June 21st, the Southern Dominican Province celebrated the Ordination into the Priesthood of both Aquinas Institute of Theology Alumni fr. Peter Damian Harris, O.P., and fr. Cristóbal Torres, O.P.; as well as Ordination into the Diaconate of Aquinas Institute Alumnus fr. Mariano Véliz, O.P., and Aquinas Institute student fr. Francis Orozco, O.P.  All four of these southern friars are part of the Aquinas Institute community.  The ceremony took place at St. Anthony of Padua Church in New Orleans with Archbishop Gregory Aymond of New Orleans serving as the ordaining bishop.  The photo shown below was taken by Fr. Paul Watkins, O.P.


(Pictured Above - L-R): fr. Peter Damian Harris, O.P.; fr. Cristóbal Torres, O.P.; fr. Mariano Véliz, O.P., and fr. Francis Orozco, O.P.

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