The friars of the Province of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary have been meeting at the Convent of St Thomas Aquinas, Avila for their Elective Provincial Chapter. There are 33 brothers from Spain, Venezuela, Korea, Taiwan, the Philippines, Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Rome and Myanmar since the province has presence in each of the countries. The brothers have re-elected fr Javier Gonzlez Izquierdo as their Prior Provincial for another 4 years.
Fr Javier who hails from Acera de la Vega, Palencia (Spain) studied at Colegio de Nuestra Seora del Rosario in Arcas Reales (Valladolid) before entering the Order in 1965. He made his first religious profession in 1966 and was ordained to the priesthood in 1973 after his studies at the Pontifical Institute of San Pedro Martir, in Madrid. After his ordination, he studied Canon Law in Rome.
As a Canon Lawyer, fr Javier was assigned to the Philippines and he taught for 27years (1983-2009) at the University of Santo Tomas in Manila. He was in Philippines until his first election as the Prior Provincial in 2009.
Although, it has presence in many countries, the Provincial Curia of the Province of the Our Lady of the Holy Rosary is in Hong Kong.
Bonaventure Agbali, OP
(30 August 2013)