Brother Mark C. PADREZ, O.P. is the new SOCIUS FOR FRATERNAL LIFE AND FORMATION.
The Master of the Order, fr Gerard Francis TIMONER III, O.P. has appointed fr Mark C. Padrez, O.P. as Socius for Fraternal Life and Formation.
Father Mark was born and raised in Nogales, Arizona, a small border town of the United States and Mexico. He attended the University of Arizona and graduated in 1987. It was at the University that Mark met the Dominicans who ministered the university chaplaincy. He entered the novitiate in 1987, was professed in 1988, and was ordained in 1995.
He was assigned to Holy Rosary Parish, and later to the university chaplaincy in San Diego. He was appointed Vocation Promoter in 2003. In 2007 he was appointed Socius to the Provincial, in which he was elected Provincial in 2011 and served until 2018. In March of 2018 he was elected as Executive Director of the Conference of Major Superiors, the canonical conference in the United States that represents the male religious communities in the country.
In this ministry fr Mark succeeds fr Vivian Boland, O.P. who has just completed his term of office and for whom we are very grateful. Our prayers are with fr Mark in his new service to the Order.
Santa Sabina, February 16, 2020