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Br Benê Oliveira



New Provincial of Brasil Centro-Sul

10/11/2017: Brazil

The general council has appointed Brother Antonio Benedito de Oliveira as the new superior of the Brasil Centro-Sul Province. He will replace Brother Joaquim Sperandio. He begins his term during the provincial chapter, which will take place from Dec. 6 – 11.


Br Benê Oliveira was born on April 8, 1964, in Ituverava, São Paulo. He graduated in religious sciences (PUCPR); in education-pedagogy (Universidad Federal del Amazonas - Manaus, AM and Universidad Estatal de Ponta Grossa, PR); Postgraduate in methodology of science (CIES / Curitiba, PR) in social psychology (PUCSP) and in theology (PUCPR).

In addition to the love of teaching, (teacher of Portuguese language, literature, religious teaching, catechesis), he was formator (pre-postulate), pastoralist, director of schools (Pius XII, Santista, Glória and Archuidiocesano), director of the education sector and of pastoral (educational superintendent) of the Marist school units, acting in the ongoing formation of educators and pastoralists, leadership of reflection, planning and action teams of the Marist schools and social units of the Province.

In the PUCPR, he acted in the direction of internal relations (community pro-rectory). Currently, he is active in the PMBCS as vice-provincial; director of the Consecrated Life and Laity Sector (SVCL) and of the Marist Memorial; researcher of the PHEM; director of the CMMC. For 16 years he has been a member of the provincial council, of the PMBCS board of directors, and of the Editora FTD.

He participated and is still active in other councils, committees, working groups, committees of the PMBCS, Umbrasil and Marist America (EAM).

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