WelCom October 2023
Brazilian soccer legend Ronaldo Luís Nazario da Lima, nicknamed ‘The Phenomenon’, has received the sacrament of Baptism.
After the ceremony at São José Parish on São Paulo’s west side, Ronaldo, 46, shared his experience on social media, highlighting the importance of the momentous moment in his life: ‘Today is a very special day. I was baptised.’
‘The Christian faith has always been a fundamental part of my life, since I was little, although I had not yet been baptised. With the sacrament I feel truly regenerated as a child of God, in a new, more conscious and deeper way,’ the Brazilian star wrote on his Instagram account on 12 September.
In his message, Ronaldo also renewed his commitment to ‘follow the path of good, of my own free will, believing in the love of Jesus, in supportive love.’
In June 2022, he demonstrated his growing closeness to the Catholic faith by fulfilling his promise to make the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage on a bicycle.
Source: The Catholic Leader