The Master of the Order, fr. Bruno Cador has named fr. Jess Antonio Daz Sariego as the Prior Provincial of the new Province of Hispania. The new Province of Hispania arose from the unification of the Provinces of Spain, Aragon and Andalusia. To lead the first Provincial Chapter of the new Province, the Master of the Order is appointing its first Prior Provincial.
Fr Jess Daz was born in 1962 in Riosa, Asturias, Spain. He made his first profession in the Order in 1983 and was ordained to the priesthood in 1989. He has a Doctorate in Theology from the University of Fribourg, Switzerland.
In the Province of Spain, he has been the Master of Pre-novices, Master of Students and Regent of Studies. In 2009, he was appointed as the Socius of the Provincial of Spain, the position he was holding at the time of this appointment. He is also the Director of the Spanish section of DOMUNI, Professor at the Pontifical Faculty of Theology in Salamanca and at the Faculty of St Vincent Ferrer of Valencia.
Fr Jess Daz is expected to assume office at the first Provincial Chapter of the Province of Hispania on the 3rd of January 2016 in Caleruega. Until then, he will work with the three Provincials of Spain, Aragon and Andalusia to prepare the final steps of the unification.
The new Province of Hispania will have about 500 friars in 40 communities in Spain alone and missionary presence in the Dominican Republic, Peru, Cuba, Venezuela and Equatorial Guinea. This will make it the largest Province in the Order.

(03 December 2015)