The General Chapter of the Province of St Augustine, Argentina gathered in the city of Mar del Plata has elected fr Javier Maria Pose as their new Prior Provincial. The election has been confirmed by the Master of the Order, fr Bruno Cador and fr Javier has accepted.
He was born in the city of Mendoza in 1965. He entered the Order in 1983 and made his simple profession the following year. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1990. After his ordination, he studied Theology at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland.
He was prior of the Convent of the Holy Rosary in the city of Tucuman and Prior Provincial for two terms. Upon completing his tenure as Provincial in 2007, he was called upon to serve as the Socius of the Master for Latin America and the Caribbean. At the same time, he was the President of CIDALC (Interprovincial Conference of Dominicans of Latin America and the Caribbean), the body that brings together all Dominican entities in the region.
At the time of his election, fr Javier was serving a second term of 3years as Socius of the Master of the Order, having completed his first term of 6years. With this election, he will begin his third term as Prior Provincial of Argentina.

(23 November 2015)