SOCIETY OF ST PAUL
The Secretary General
To the kind attention of
SUPERIORS OF CIRCUMSCRIPTIONS
SUPERIORS OF HOUSES DEPENDENT ON THE GENERAL GOVERNMENT
SOCIETY OF ST PAUL
Fr Hernando Jaramillo Osorio
Superior of the Venezuela Region
Fr Valdir José De Castro, with the decree of 9 November 2016, has appointed him to the office. Fr Jaramillo, 57 years, was born in Manizales (Colombia) on 27 September 1959. He entered the Congregation on 2 February 1978 in Bogota and in this city, on 25 January 1983, made his first religious profession. He was transferred, while still a Junior, to Kinshasa (Congo) in February 1986 where he completed his theological studies and professing on 13 January 1990 the perpetual vows. He was finally ordained a priest in his hometown (Manizales) on 1 September 1990.
Fr Hernando has lived in Congo until 2003, covering twice the office of Regional Councillor (1993-1997 and 1997-2000) and, before becoming Regional Superior (2000-2003), also that of the Regional Secretary (1999-2000). In Africa he was mainly involved in administration and distribution. He subsequently lived the Pauline mission in the Canada-France Region (2004-2009) and in the Colombia-Ecuador-Panamá Province (2009-2012), here as Provincial Councillor and Director General of the Apostolate. Before attending in the year 2012-2013 the Course of the Pauline charism in Rome, he obtained in 1993 a licentiate in pastoral theology at the Université Catholique de Kinshasa (Congo). Later, he lived his apostolic experience in the United States Province (2013-2014) and finally, in the Venezuela-Bolivia Region (now Venezuela Region) where, until now, he has been Coordinator General of the formation, Regional Secretary and Master of aspirants.
To Fr Hernando our wish of a fruitful service.
Rome, 10 November 2016
Fr Stefano Stimamiglio, Sec. Gen.