Augustinian Explains Plan for New Vocations: Newly Elected Prior Stresses Challenge of Working in China

A new prior provincial of the Augustinian Recollects is describing the challenges his order faces in reaching out to China, drawing new vocations, and educating them well. Father Francisco Javier Jimenez was elected prior of the Province of St. Nicholas of Tolentine, a press release on the order’s Web site reported this week. The priest worked in schools and parishes in Spain, as well as missions in Brazil, and served for many years as a formator for young religious. In an interview, the new prior outlined several needs that he wants to focus on in his province, which extends throughout nine countries on three continents.