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The General Curia

The juridical structure of the Order reflects our brotherhood. The Order entrusts the care of the friars to other friars who should govern them as sons of God, following the directives of the Rule of St. Augustine, the Constitutions of the Order, and the decisions of chapters, so that their service of authority is an exercise of obedience.

The superior, for his part, must not think himself fortunate in his exercise of authority but in his role as one offering loving service. (Rule VII, 46) Nor should the others consider themselves free of all responsibility for the building up of the community, for all must be aware of the common obligation to create an Augustinian community.

The friars should carefully observe obedience as an essential condition for the building up of community. It is a necessity of the common good, born from a spirit of love and genuine freedom, in which the responsible conduct of all lightens the burden of the superior. Thus, in imitation of the obedient Christ (Phil 2:8), they will obey the superior who serves them.

The Prior General

The Prior General, Fr. Alejandro Moral Antón, OSA 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 2013 he served as Procurator General of the Order and from 2009 until his first election as Prior General in 2013 he served as Assistant to one of the two Federations of Augustinian Contemplative Nuns in Spain. At the Ordinary General Chapter of 2019, Father Alejandro was re-elected to serve as Prior General for a second term of six years.

The General Council

Vicar General – Fr. Joseph Farrell, OSA
Assistant General – Fr. Anthony Banks, OSA
Assistant General – Fr. Javier Barba, OSA
Assistant General and Procurator General – Fr. Edward Daleng, OSA
Assistant General – Fr. Paul Graham, OSA
Assistant General – Fr. Alexander Lam Alania, OSA
Econome General – Fr. Franz Klein, OSA
Secretary General – Fr. Pasquale Di Lernia, OSA

General Curia

Via Paolo VI, 25
00193 ROMA

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