Fr René Lebuïnus Dinklo has been reelected as the Prior Provincial of the Province of the Netherlands for the second term. The election has been confirmed by the Master of the Order, fr Bruno Cadoré and fr René has accepted.
Fr René was born in 1965. He worked briefly with the government before joining the Order. He made his first profession of religious vows in 1994 and was ordained to the priesthood in 2005. He studied theology at the University of Nijmegen.
Since his ordination, he has been working at Zwolle as the pastor of the parish and the superior of the community. He has also been a member of the Provincial Council and the Financial and Economic Advisory Board.
At the time of his first election, fr René was the youngest brother in his Province. However, there has been a renewal of hope in the Province with the gradual resurgence of vocations. There are about six friars in formation at the moment and the process of discernment is ongoing for several other prospective candidates.
(19 March 2017)