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Br. Aureliano García Manzanal

Born: Burgos, Spain (22/05/1966)
Living in: Valencia, Spain
Province: Mediterranean
Aureliano  García Manzanal

I was born in Castromorca (Burgos) on May 22, 1966.  In September 1977 I went to the Marist Seminary of Guardamar and there my Marist history begins.  I began the Novitiate in 1983 in Salamanca and there I made my first profession as Brother on June 30, 1985.  I also made the Scholasticate in Salamanca.

My first community as a Brother was Alicante in 1989-90; I taught in the primary school and worked in the team of school pastoral ministry.  From 1990 to 1994 in Algemesi, I was professor, delegate of pastoral ministry and Secretary of the school.  From 1994 to 1997 I was in Valencia; I was professor and I studied psychology in the University.  

From 1997 to 2000 I was in the community of insertion of the Barrio del Cristo (Valencia).  I worked in the Project Hombre (Man) and I directed a house of reception opened by the Brothers as commitment with the world of the marginalized (Piso Hermanos) - (House Brothers).  From 2000 and 2001 I was director of the Marist school of Cartagena.  

I was missionary in Ghana from 2001 to 2009.  During those years I was Superior of the community of Kumasi and coordinator of development projects; also from 2006 to 2009 I was Councilor of the Marist District of Western Africa.  From 2010 to 2015 I was Provincial Councilor and coordinator of the Council of Marist educational works (COEM) of the Mediterranean Province.  My community those years was Guardamar (Alicante).

Since 2015 I live in the community of Torrente (Hogar Champagnat, centro de menores) (Champagnat Home, Center for minors); I am Vice Provincial and coordinator of the Team Brothers Today of the Mediterranean Province.