Fr Christopher Eggleton is the New Socius for United States

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Fr Christopher Eggleton, OP
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The Master of the Order, fr Bruno Cadoré has appointed fr Christopher T. Eggleton as his Socius for the Provinces in the United States of America. He is a son of the Southern Province of St Martin the Porres, USA and he succeeds fr Dominic Izzo.

Born in 1950, fr Chris grew up in Louisville, Kentucky, USA. He took his first vows in the Order in 1983 and studied Philosophy and Theology at the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology in Berkeley, California. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1988.

Since after his ordination, fr Chris has taken up the following assignments;

At St Dominic Parish in Miami, Florida (a predominantly Cuban-American Spanish-speaking community) as parochial vicar for 3 years.

At the Community at Atlanta George and served both at Emory University and Holy Cross Parish.

At St Anthony of Padua Priory and served at St Anthony of Padua Parish as parochial vicar for 5 years.

At Albert the Great Priory in Irving, Texas where he served as Associate Spiritual Director at Holy Trinity Seminary of the Diocese of Dallas for 3 years.

At the community at Hammond, Louisiana and ministered at Holy Ghost Parish.

Elected Prior of St Martin de Porres Priory in Raleigh, North Carolina and served as parochial vicar at St Michael’s, a non-Dominican parish.

On Mission to Ecuador for three and half years.

Appointed Novice Director and was a member of the Provincial Council.

In 2010, he was elected the Prior Provincial of the Province of St Martin the Porres.

After his tenure as Provincial, he was Chaplain to the Sisters of Peace in Kentucky ministering to their sick and elderly sisters for 6 months.

At Holy Rosary Priory in Houston as Pastor of the Holy Rosary Parish for 2 years.

Appointed Socius of the Master for the United States.

 

(28 August 2017)