Thursday, June 7, 2012

Father Alzinir Debastiani, new General Delegate for the Secular Carmel

ROME-ITALY (25-04-2012).- The Father General and the Definitory have appointed Father Alzinir Debastiani of the Province of Saint Joseph in southeast Brazil as the new General Delegate of the Secular Carmel.

Father Alzinir was born in 1962 in Abdon Batista, in the Brazilian state of Santa Catarina. He pronounced his first profession in 1984 and was ordained to the priesthood in 1991. He studied philosophy in the Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais (Belo Horizonte), theology in the Pontifical Theological Faculty "Teresianum" in Rome, and the Teresian-Sanjuanist Spirituality course in the International Teresian-Sanjuanista Center of Ávila (CITeS).

In his province, his assignments have included pastor, formator, provincial counselor, regional superior and OCDS delegate. In 2008 he was elected provincial superior, an office he held until the chapter celebrated in 2011.

Father Aloysius Deeney has been assigned to the Commissariat of Indonesia to assist the Commissariat. From there, he will help the new General Delegate as OCDS Delegate for the Asia-Oceania region.


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