Sangre de Cristo Parish,

and the San Luis Shrine has been the home of many Theatines...

Capilla de Todos los Santos, San Luis Shrine

Our New Father Provincial 

 

Father J.M. Patrick Valdez, C.R. 

 

God has blessed us with vocations! Every one who responds to his call through the Theatine Community help us to commit to promote their call as a unique gift that brings hope to many.

Some of our brothers have already professed their first vows and now are studying theology in Rome, attending the Gregorian University and living at our International House St. Joseph Mary Tomassi, at the General Curia in heart of the Eternal City. Bro. Hector del Río, Bro. Mariano, Bro. Juan Miguel Tabares and Bro. Octavio Serrano, just started their theological formation. 

St. Cajetan,  pray for us! 

With great joy the Theatine Fathers announce the election of our New Provincial Father, Rev. Patrick Valdez, C.R.

We gathered to celebrate our Provincial Chapter 2017 to evaluate our community life and to elect our new Provincial and the New Provincial Council for the term 2017-2020. 

After praying unceasingly to the Holy Spirit, in a fraternal environment, we elected from among our brothers Father Pat, as we call him, who was the vice-provincial for the previous term. The Community also thanked Father Heriberto Torres Velazquez, C.R. for his service to the community, which he did diligently for the last 3 years. 

Father Pat had previously been the Provincial of the community for several terms, he has been an inspiration, a true teacher and a Father for all the Theatines in the US, his outstanding love and knowledge of the Theatine Community has been the motor that moved us, from the years he served the community of Sangre de Cristo Parish in the San Luis Valley,  until today that his consecration takes him to be our guide and leader for the next three Years. 

Father General, Salvador Rodea Gonzalez, C.R., was with the us since the beginning of our Provincial Chapter until the conclusion of it, presiding and encouraging us to pray and intercede for our community. We also want to thank You all for your prayers and intercessions. ​

Seek ye First the Kingdom of God! 



1. Veni, creator Spiritus
mentes tuorum visita,
imple superna gratia,
quae tu creasti pectora.

2. Qui diceris Paraclitus,
altissimi donum Dei,
fons vivus, ignis, caritas
et spiritalis unctio.

3. Tu septiformis munere,
digitus paternae dexterae
tu rite promissum Patris
sermone ditans guttura.


4. Accende lumen sensibus,
infunde amorem cordibus,
infirma nostri corporis,
virtute firmans perpeti.


From February 6th until the 10th, the Theatine Community of the Province of our Lady of Purity will celebrate The Provincial Chapter, every year we gather to evaluate our religious life and every three years we elect new officials to lead us in service. Our current Provincial is Father Heriberto Torres V, C.R., we want to thank him for a wonderful Job. The first subject in the agenda for the meeting is the invocation of the Holy Spirit, and the celebration of the Holy Eucharist, we cannot start our work without invoking the aid of our Lord upon us, to enlighten our minds and to guide our steps through this celebration of Church´s life in the apostolic way transmitted by St. Cajetan, following his steps in the Theatine Spirituality and our consecration to the service of all of you our Brothers and Sisters.

Basilica of Sant'Andrea della Valle in Rome, 

Theatine Church since the 17th Century!

7. Deo Patri sit gloria,
et Filio qui a mortuis
Surrexit, ac Paraclito,
in saeculorum saecula.
Amen.

V. Emitte Spiritum tuum,

et creabuntur:
R. Et renovabis

faciem terrae.

Bro. Hector del Rio professing his simple vows before our Provincial, Fr. Heriberto Torres, C.R. 

5. Hostem repellas longius
pacemque dones protinus;
ductore sic te praevio
vitemus omne noxium.

6. Per te sciamus da Patrem
noscamus atque Filium,
te utriusque Spiritum
credamus omni tempore.

6. Per te sciamus da Patrem
noscamus atque Filium,
te utriusque Spiritum
credamus omni tempore.


Jesus stopped and said, “Call him.”
And they called the blind man,
saying to him, “Take heart. Get up;
he is calling you.” (Mk 10, 49)




Theatine Vocations

 

St. Andrew Avelino. On 10 November 1608, when beginning the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, he was stricken with apoplexy, and after receiving the Holy Viaticum, died at the age of eighty-eight. In 1624, only 16 years after his death, he was beatified by Pope Urban VIII, and in 1712 was canonized by Pope Clement XI.


Sant'Andrea della Valle

from left to right Bro. Mariano Pacheco, Bro. Orlando Quiroz, Bro. Octavio Serrano  and Bro. Juan Miguel Tabares.

2017 Theatine Provincial Chapter

 

Veni Creator Spiritus

 

   I greet you brothers and sisters, wishing that you are experiencing fraternal love accompanying our communities. Congratulations, from my heart to yours!

Let us start this new year encouraging one another to live like the children of the light and to Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, heartfelt compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience (Col 3, 12).

Bonifacio dei Colli wrote: “Charity is the reason why we gather together in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ! All what we give up is useless for our growth if is not done with the utmost dedication to dominate our passions and striving to live in charity, and all that flows from it, our vows, our profession and our own religion. Lacking charity among us, equals rising against God!

We must keep on meditating about our religious life, especially this year that we celebrate the 500 years of the priestly ordination of our founder St. Cajetan.


A new year's Message from

our Superior General  Fr. Salvador