Ecuador - New Provincial of Ecuador Salesians installed: Fr. Marcelo Farfán

02 February 2023

Quito, Ecuador - February 2023 - On February 1 at the Shrine of Mary Help of Christians in El Girón, Quito, Fr. Hugo Orozco, Councilor for the Interamerica Region, presided over the installation ceremony of Fr. Marcelo Farfán as Provincial of the Salesians of Ecuador for 2023-2029. Present at the celebration: the Archbishop of Quito, Msgr. Alfredo Espinoza, SDB, the Apostolic Vicar of Méndez. Msgr. Néstor Montesdeoca, SDB, Archbishop of Guayaquil, Msgr. Luis Cabrera, and Msgr. Jacek Pinocy representing the Apostolic Nuncio of Ecuador. The event was attended by about 300 people including Salesians, members of the Salesian Family, youth and lay people from various Salesian works, as well as several church authorities. During his homily, Fr. Orozco spoke about the figure of Christ the Good Shepherd, St. Francis de Sales, and Don Bosco, whom he pointed to as inspirations for his children in being Father, Teacher, and Friend. Before the end of the Eucharist, Fr. Farfán addressed a few words to those present, thanking Fr. Francisco Sánchez, former ECU Provincial, for his dedication to the Province, for his close and simple style, and for his care of the confreres, communities and laity. Then in relation to the assumption of obedience Fr. Farfán said, "To accept a responsibility of authority in consecrated life is to accept to participate in the authority of Jesus, and this supposes a serious journey of personal conversion to the point of understanding that if someone has been called to be the first, it is because they must learn to be the last."


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