Padres Basilianos Retreat
June 28, 2019
From June 16 through June 22 the Basilian Fathers in Colombia held their annual retreat at Casa Villa Asís, a Franciscan Retreat House in Jamundí a town in the Valle de Cauca.
The retreat director for the Basilians was Father Federico Carrasquilla of the Archdiocese of Medellín. He holds degrees from the Gregorian University in Rome and Louvain in Belgium. He taught in the Archdiocesan Seminary in Medellín and in the Pontifical Bolivarian University. For many years he has served as pastor of the Barrio Popular, a very poor area in Medellín. He accompanies the poorest inhabitants of the city and his goal is to help them regain their dignity and their identity. The theme of the Basilian retreat was “Recreating the Primacy of Jesus in Today’s World.”
First row: Novice Osman De La Hoz, Father Federico Carrasquilla (preacher), Novice Marlon Rincón, and Novice Wilmer Vargas.
Second row: Brother Luis Suárez CSB, Brother Wilson Tovar CSB, Brother Edilson Gómez CSB, and Brother Anderson Úsuga CSB.
Third Row: Father Robert Barringer CSB, Deacon Eduard Padilla CSB, Father Rafael Lopera CSB, Father Carlos Gutiérrez CSB, Father Robert Seguin CSB, Father Francisco Amico CSB, Deacon Carlos Rodríguez CSB, Deacon Javier Higuera CSB, Father Óscar Gómez CSB, and Father Pedro Mora CSB.
CategoriesDiscerning, a Vocations Blog
Join the Basilians as they Celebrate Advent During COVID
As the COVID pandemic continues into the Advent season, Church leaders all over the globe continue to modify their ministries to adhere to local government regulations and protect the health […]Read More
Basilian Fathers of the San Basilio Parish Feed the Bodies and Souls of Many During the Pandemic
Throughout the pandemic, the Basilian Fathers of the San Basilio Parish in Medellín, Colombia have continued to nourish the bodies and souls of those they serve; and the need is […]Read More
Basilian Human Development Fund Promotes Peace and Justice at Home and Abroad
Each year, the Basilian Human Development Fund provides financial assistance to programs and projects that promote a biblical vision of peace and justice. This year, $250,000 was awarded to 38 […]Read More
Four Basilians Celebrate 200 Years of Combined Priestly Ministry
This month, four Basilians are celebrating their golden jubilee of ordination. Father Philip Acquaro, CSB, Father David Klein, CSB, Father Paul O’Connor, CSB, and Father David Sharp, CSB are each […]Read More
Gift of Technology from the Basilian Fathers Ensures Students’ Access to Education
A gift of technology from the Basilian Fathers has granted students at a Catholic elementary and junior high school in the Edmonton Catholic School Division access to education during the […]Read More