Brother Augustin Wiliwoli Sibiloni, O.P. , was born in Isiro, Democratic Republic of Congo, on October 25, 1977. He received the habit of the Order on August 8, 1999 and made his first profession on August 8, 2000. He was solemnly professed in 2005 and ordained to the priesthood on August 19, 2012 by Bishop Julien Andavo, the Bishop of Isiro Diocese. On the completion of his initial formation and before his ordination, he was assigned to the Convent of St. Dominic, Kinshasa, as Syndic.
He had his BA in Philosophy from St. Augustine University, Kinshasa, and B.Th. from the Catholic University of Congo. After ordination, he obtained his Licentiate in Philosophy also from the Catholic University of Congo. Thereafter, he was sent to Louvain, Belgium, for complementary studies and was assigned to the Fra Angelico Community, Louvain. He graduated with a doctorate degree in Philosophy from the Université Catholique de Louvain.
On his return to Congo, he taught Philosophy at the University of Uélé, DRC. He was the superior of St. Martin de Porres House in Kisangani until his election as Vice Provincial. He is a quiet and reflective person.
Brother Augustin was canonically elected by the capitulars gathered to celebrate their 2nd Vice Provincial Chapter in the Convent of St. Martin de Porres, Kisangani, on May 19, 2021. The Master of the Order confirmed his election. With his acceptance, Brother Augustin becomes the third Vice Provincial of the young Vice Province of St. Pius V which was erected in 2016.
May God’s grace accompany him throughout his mandate as he strives to serve the brothers of his Vice Province and the Dominican family in the Congo.