|Quito - Ecuador
New Provincial Superior
Fr. Patricio Villalba was named Provincial Superior of the Province of San Miguel of Quito, Ecuador, during the Ordinary Provincial Chapter held in the city of Guayaquil from November 27 to 29. Fr. Patricio's nomination followed a consultation with the members of the province conducted by Fr. Argiro Escobar of the Province of Colombia. The outgoing Provincial Superior is Fr. Luis Moya. Ordinary governance of the Province of San Miguel was suspended in 2005 according to the provisions of the Constitutions because of the small number of friars ascribed, and became a Vicariate of the Province of Nuestra Senora de Gracia of Colombia.