The capitular friars of the Province of the Philippines have elected fr Napoleon B. Sipalay Jr. as their Prior Provincial for the next four years. The election has been confirmed by the Master of the Order, fr Bruno Cador and fr Napoleon has accepted. He succeeds fr Gerard Francisco Timoner III who has just concluded his tenure.
Fr Sipalay made his first profession in the Order in 1991 and was ordained to the priesthood in 1997. He studied Philosophy and Theology and he is a student of the Institute of Consecrated Life in Asia.
Before his assignment as a missionary in Sri Lanka, he served as the Assistant Master of Students and Novice Master. He was in Sri Lanka for 9 years and held various offices during the mission including a teaching office at the National Seminary of Our Lady of Lanka in Kandy.
Fr. Sipalay was the Prior of the Priory of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary at Manaoag, Pangasinan at the time of his election.
(23 October 2016)