September 21, 2011
NEW PROVINCE OF SPAIN FORMALLY ESTABLISHED ON SEPT. 12
On Sept. 12, 2011, the new Province of Spain was formally established during the celebration of the Eucharist in Madrid. On Sept. 10, Marianists from Spain, the General Council and guests celebrated with a Mass at a Marianist parish in Carabanchel Alto, Madrid, which was followed by a reception at the parish school. The new Province was formed by uniting the former Provinces of Madrid and Zaragoza.
Bishop Agustín Cortés of Sant Feliu de Llobregat was the main celebrant and Superior General Fr. Manuel Cortés delivered the homily. Following the homily, Secretary General Bro. Michael McAward read a decree establishing the new Province, and Provincial Fr. Miguel Ángel Cortés and Assistant Provincial Bro. Rogelio Nuñez were formally installed.
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