Father James Vincent Marchionda, O.P. has been elected the Prior Provincial of the Province of St. Albert the Great, U.S.A. Master General of the Order of Preachers, Father Bruno Cadoré, O.P. has confirmed the election of the capitulars of the 19th Provincial Chapter.
Following days of discerning the needs of the Province, and an open dialogue to articulate community hopes and dreams, the Chapter delegates gathered in Saint Louis, Missouri, elected Fr. Marchionda the 12th Prior Provincial in its 76-year history. Seeking a renewal and strengthening of common life, a desire that all members of the Province embrace a deeper unity of life, mission, and ministry within and among themselves, and the discovery of new ways of evangelizing, the Chapter delegates determined that Marchionda was the fitting choice to lead at this time in the Province’s history.
Please join the Friars of the Province of St. Albert the Great, U.S.A. in prayer and celebration for the newly elected Prior Provincial!