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20-JAN-24 (Onamia, Minnesota) – On Jan. 20, Br. Marcos Leles, osc, was ordained to the diaconate at the Holy Cross Priory Church in Onamia, Minnesota, in the presence of his Crosier confreres, friends, Crosier alumni and Crosier Companions and Apostolate members. Br. Marcos’ family and friends in Brazil were able to view the ceremony via live stream.

When asked he felt on this special day, Br. Marcos said, “My heart is happy. This is right for me and I am grateful to God for calling me to be a Crosier.”

“We thank God for sending Dcn. Br. Marcos to our international Order.” said Conventual Prior Tom Enneking, osc. “His spirit of fraternal service to those in need epitomizes our charism, and our mission to touch suffering with hope.”

Master General Laurentius Tarpin, osc, with the advice of his council, approved Br. Marcos for Holy Orders. 

Br. Marcos was born in Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte city in Brazil, in 1987. He entered the Crosier novitiate Sept. 14, 2015, and professed his first vows Feb. 18, 2017. Br. Marcos professed solemn vows Aug. 26, 2022.

He attends St. John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota, and is set to graduate in May. Dcn. Br. Marcos will begin his deacon in-service program this summer as a member of the Crosier Community of Onamia. May he continue to thrive in his vocation and be guided by God’s love, wisdom and service.