Fr. Mario Mendoza Rios, Prior Provincial of the Province of Mexico, died on July 25, 2012 after a brief illness. Father Mario had assumed the office of Prior Provincial at the Chapter held in Mexico in July, 2011. Previously he had served as Vice President of the Patristic Institute, Augustinianum, Rome. Father Mario was professed in 1985 and was 48 years old at the time of his death. May he and all of our beloved deceased rest in peace.