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Ordinary Chapter of the Province of Quito/Ecuador


Cumbayá, Ecuador
August 2014
On Monday, 4 August 2014, we opened the Provincial Chapter. The Prior General, P. Alejandro Moral Antón, was there along with P. Marino Piedrahita, the Prior Provincial of Columbia...

On Monday, 4 August 2014, we opened the Provincial Chapter. The Prior General, P. Alejandro Moral Antón, was there along with P. Marino Piedrahita, the Prior Provincial of Columbia, and P. Patricio Villalba, the Assistant General, as well as all the brothers of the Province, with the exception of P. Gonzalo Aguayo, absent for reasons of health.

After the presentation of various reports we proceeded to work on the following general objective of the Province for the next four years: “To strengthen authentic community life and fraternity, according to our Augustinian spirit and the spirit of the Church, in order to be witnesses of the Kingdom of God and to offer witness through pastoral ministry.

Following that, we proceeded to the election of the new Provincial Superior, passing that responsibility to P. Vicente Aguilar.

After congratulating the new Superior, we turned to the election of the counselors, the secretary and the treasurer, according to the Constitutions, establishing the offices of the Province as follows:

Provincial Superior: P. Vicente Aguilar
Provincial Counselors:
P. Carlos Julio Urbina (Pastoral Ministry; Justice and Peace)
P. Pedro Rodriguez (Religious Life and Ongoing Formation)
P. Marcelo Altamirano (Education)
P. Juan Carlos Lagla (Vocations and Initial Formation)
Province Treasurer: P. Ramiro Garzón
Province Secretary: P. Marcelo Altamirano

 

We also elected as the Delegate to OALA: P. Jimmy Mogrovejo

We appreciated the presence, closeness and support of the Prior General, P. Alejandro Moral Antón, of P. Marino Piedrahita, Prior Provincial, of P. Patricio Villalba, and of all of the brothers who actively participated in the Ordinary Provincial Chapter of 2014.

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