In the course of their III Provincial Chapter, the friars of the Province of Saint Vincent Ferrer in Central America have reelected fr Carlos Antonio Cceres Pereira as their Prior Provincial for another four years. The Master of the Order, fr Bruno Cador has confirmed the election.
Fr Carlos was born in San Salvador, El Salvador in 1969. He received his primary education at the College of Saint Teresa of Jesus and Baptist College and completed his secondary education at the Salesian School of San Salvador. He studied at the University of El Salvador and trained as a professor in Philosophy and Arts.
He started his religious life in San Salvador in 1992, had his novitiate in Len, Nicaragua and made his profession 1994. He studied for the priesthood in San Jose, Costa Rica and was ordained to the priesthood in 1998.
His first assignment was in David, Chiriqui, Panama as a chaplain of the autonomous University of Chiriqui. Then he moved to Costa Rica as an assistant to the Master of Students and later became the Master of Students in El Salvador. He was also the Moderator of Studies.
He worked extensively in the field of vocation promotion in the Order and worked on this issue with many Dominican communities. He served as the Promoter of Formation and Studies for CIDALC (2010-2013). In 2013, he was elected Prior Provincial for the first time.
The Province of Saint Vincent Ferrer covers six different countries in Central America Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama. It consists of 80 friars of twelve different nationalities.

(16 November 2016)