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Br. Juan Castro



Appointment of the Superior of AMAG

09/05/2013: Thailand

Brother Superior General and his Council have appointed Bro. Juan Castro as the new Superior of AMAG for a period of three years, beginning in the month of August 2013. Prior to this, in the month of July, the Sector will officially become a District dependent on the General Administration. In his communication to the Sector, Bro. Superior General thanked Bro. Luis G. Sobrado for his generosity in accepting the challenge to serve the Institute in the Sector, following his two mandates on the General Council. He also thanked Bro. Juan Castro for his availability to serve the Institute in this new position of responsibility.

Brief biography of Br Juan Castro

Br Juan Castro Leñero was born on 23 August 1950. He made his first vows on 8 September 1969 and perpetual profession on 19 March 1974, in the Province of México Central.

His academic preparation in Studies in Pedagogy, Post-graduate studies and the degree of Master of Secondary and Preparatory Teaching was done in Korea University.

From his youth he was interested in mission work in the East, and in 1972 departed for the New Mission of South Korea. At the Student Center in the city of Andong he was animator and English teacher from 1974 to 1979,  and then Director from 1982 to 1985. From 1986 to 1990 he was responsible for the Diocesan Youth Movements in the city of Wonju.

In 1991, he took a year of sabbatical and spiritual renewal, following the Spirituality Course at El Escorial in Spain.

He was then appointed Master of Novices in the city of Suwon in 1992 and 93. After serving two terms as District Superior from 1993 to 1998, he became Master of Novices again for another year.

From 2000 to 2005, he was in charge of the retired brothers at Seoul Educational Center, and the two years following, of the Juvenile Centre in Seoul. In 2008, he joined the Ad gentes programme.

Personal interests: sports: basketball, football, tae-kwon dong. manual work, sharing with friends, preparation of the liturgy.

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