On May 18, 2021, the Prior General, Alejandro Moral Antón, OSA along with the General Council announced the election of Fr. Javier Pérez Barba, OSA as the new Assistant General of the Order of Saint Augustine.
Fr. Barba replaces the newly consecrated Bishop Luis Marin de San Martin, DD, OSA, who became one of the undersecretaries to the Synod of Bishops. Bishop de San Marin was consecrated in Spain on April 11, 2021. His appointment by Pope Francis left the seat of the Assistant General vacant.
Fr. Javier was born in Salamanca, Spain on July 27, 1979. He is affiliated to the Province of San Juan de Sahagun in Spain. He has a License in Ecclesiastic Studies from the Pontifical University of Salamanca (2004) and a License in Mathematics from the University of Malaga (2010). Since 2014 he has diligently and faithfully served as General Director of Colegio Los Olivos in Málaga, Spain.
The Prior General and the General Council are grateful for his willingness to serve the Order as Assistant General and he is expected to report in Rome in coming days.