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"Anima una et cor unum in Deum!" (Regula)

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Thought of Saint Augustine
There is an origin and source of virtue. There is a root of wisdom. And, there is, so to speak, a region of changeless truth. If the soul leaves this region, it lives in darkness but, when it approaches this region, it is enlightened.
(En. in ps. 58, S 1, 18)
O God, ever the same, may I know myself, may I know you.
(Soliloquia II, 1, 1)
The majesty of God surpasses by far our capacity for expression, because it is better to think of God than to talk of Him, and better is He still than what is thought.
(De Trinitate VII, 4,7)
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The Prior General
Fr. Alejandro Moral Antón

Our mendicant structure confers special characteristics on the Order: a central structure whose sign or bond of unity is the Prior General, before whom we make our religious profession; an availability which helps us to move about without limits, wherever the needs of the Church and the Order may call us; the cultivation of studies which is oriented toward the evangelization of contemporary culture; a style of life that allows us to be signs of restraint and solidarity. All of this enables us to be at the service of society, living within it and placing before it a new style of life characterised by fraternity.

The Prior General Fr. Alejandro Moral Antón was born in La Vid (Burgos), Spain, on June 1, 1955. He entered the novitiate of the Augustinian Province of Spain in 1972 and professed his religious vows on September 12, 1973. Following studies in La Vid and Madrid, he continued his academic preparation at the Collegio Internazionale S. Monica in Rome, and made his Solemn Profession in September, 1980. He was ordained to the priesthood on June 20, 1981.

Father Alejandro served his Province at various times as librarian, bursar, director of formation, and Provincial counselor. In 1995, at the age of 40, he was elected Prior Provincial and served in this capacity until his election as Vicar General of the Order in 2001. From that time until his election as Prior General he has been a member of the Order's General Curia and has held various responsibilities: as President for the Commission charged with the revision of the Constitutions, President of the Economic Commission, and President of the Order's Secretariat for Justice and Peace; from 2004 until the present he has served as Procurator General of the Order and since 2009 has been Assistant to one of the two Federations of Augustinian Contemplative Nuns in Spain. Father Alejandro has also worked extensively with the Order's international commissions of Laity, Education, Finances and Spirituality.

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