In the 48th General Chapter that is taking place in Cuautitlán Izcalli (Mexico) from January 20th to February 11th, 2022, Fr Pedro Aguado de la Cuesta (Bilbao, 1957) has been reelected as the General Superior of the Order for the six-year term of 2021-2027. He was a student from the Bilbao Calasanctius School and received the ordination to the priesthood back in June 13th, 1982. He dedicated his first years as a priest to the Calasanz School in Pamplona as a professor and as the pastoral responsible. In 1985 he was named Rector and Master of the Juniors in Bilbao, he was in charge for 10 years. During this period he got his License in Pedagogy at the University of Deusto and worked as a professor and responsible of the Pastoral in the Calasanctius School.
In the Provincial Chapter in 1988 he was elected as Assistant of the Provincial Pastoral, and was reelected in 1991’s Chapter. In 1995 he was elected as the Province Superior of Vascony, and also was reelected in 1999 and once more in 2003. With the creation of the Emmaus Province, and after the transitory provincialate of Fr Antonio Lezaun, he was elected Provincial Father of the Province in the Provincial Chapter that took place in January 2007.
Then, he was elected as the General Superior during the Chapter celebrated in Peralta de la Sal in 2009. Was reelected for a second period in the Chapter from 2015 in Hungary, and now, with the Holy See allowance, for a third period. He combines this labor with the presidency of the Education Commission of the General Superiors Unions and Consultor to the Congregation for Catholic Education for the five-year term 2022-2027.
Julio Alberto was born in Puebla, Mexico. He is 39 years old, 19 years as a religious and 10 years as a priest. During his years of ministry he has served as Provincial Assistant and Master of Juniors and Rector in the Province of Mexico, activities which he has carried out to date. He has accompanied on different occasions the Solemn Vows Course held in Spain and Italy. He also coordinated the meeting “Calasanz unites us” in on-line mode with all the juniors of the Order held in December 2020.
József was born in Budapest, Hungary. He is 57 years old, 36 years as a religious and 29 years as a priest. He has served as school director, master of juniors, Provincial Assistant and Provincial Superior of Hungary. At the General Chapter of 2015 he was elected as General Assistant of Asia and has been Vice Provincial Superior of India since 2019. He has been a member of the “Pious Schools going forth” team since 2018.
Carles was born in Barcelona, Spain. He is 46 years old and has been a religious for 21 years and a priest for 8 years. He was Provincial Assistant in Catalonia and in recent years has ministered in the Province of West Africa, specifically in Dakar, where he has been Provincial Assistant from 2015 to date. He has also worked as Coordinator of the “Pious Schools going forth” team since its creation in 2018.
Félicien was born in Ebodie, Cameroon. He is 49 years old, 21 years as a religious and 15 years as a priest. He has served in the Province of Central Africa as Provincial Assistant and Master of Juniors among other assignments. Since 2019 he has been the Vicarial Superior of the Provincial Vicariate of Congo and Master of Novices since 2021. Since 2020 he has been a member of the Itaka-Escolapios Board of Trustees in the permanent team of the Advisory Council.
DELEGATES OF FATHER GENERAL
THE PIARIST RELIGIOUS THAT WE NEED
AN IRREPLACEABLE MINISTRY
THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE PIOUS SCHOOLS
THE CENTRALITY OF JESUS CHRIST
- Assumed directly by the General Congregation