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Rev. Fr. Augusto Garcia

Reverend Father Augusto Garcia

Presbyteri Sancti Sulpicii; Archdiocese of Medellin, Colombia


Birthdate: May 12, 1954, Olaya, Antioquia, Colombia
Priestly Ordination: September 14, 1983, Archdiocese of Medellin, Colombia
Sulpician Priest: December 03, 2001

Languages Spoken Fluently

Spanish (mother tongue), Italian, Portuguese, French, English

Post-Secondary Education (degrees granted)

STB 1983 Bolivariana Pontifical University, Medellin, Colombia

STL 1985 Gregorian Pontifical University, Rome (Specialization: Dogmatic Theology) (Thesis: La metodologia teologica en la Teodramatica de H.U.von Balthasar)

Master in Political Science 1997, Brasilia University, Brasilia, Brazil (Thesis: A Familia nas Politicas Sociais do Estado Brasiliero)

Expert in Design and Evaluation of Social Programs for Latin America, 1997, World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank and Brazilian Government, Brasilia, Brazil

STD 2005 Gregorian University, Rome (Thesis: La doctrina de la sustitucion Penal en la teologia contemporanea: H. U. von Balthasar, B. Sesboue, G. O’Collins, W. Pannenberg)


Associate Professor of Systematic Theology

Formation Director (Theology II)

Pastor, Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, Edmonton

S.T.D., Dogmatic Theology, Pontifical Gregorian University

Teaching Experience

1985–1989 Faculty Member

Faculty of Theology, Bolivariana Pontifical University, Medellin, Colombia

Graduate and Undergraduate levels

(Theology of Revelation, Ecumenism, Ecclesiology, Eschatology, Trinity)

1987 Archdiocesan Seminary of Manizales, Caldas, Colombia

(Theology of Revelation)

1990–1996 Archdiocesan Seminary Our Lady of Fatima, Brasilia, Brazil

(Theology of Revelation, Ecclesiology, Eschatology, Trinity)

1999 Paul VI Theological Institute, Archdiocese of Londrina, Londrina, Brazil    

2006–today Faculty Member, Newman Theological College, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada    

(Ecclesiology, Trinity, Sociology)

(Understanding Catholicism, Ecclesiology, Trinity)

Pastoral Experience

1985–1986 Formation Team Member, Archdiocesan Seminary of Medellin, Colombia

1987 Pastor, Nazareth Parish, Medellin, Colombia

1987–1989 Department of Ecumenism, Director, Archdiocese of Medellin

1988–1989 Vice-Rector of Archdiocesan Seminary of Medellin, Colombia

1990–1996 Formation Team Member, Our Lady of Fatima Seminary, Archdiocese of Brasilia, Brazil

1999– Formation Team Member, Archdiocesan Seminary of Londrina, Brazil

2000– Pastoral Experience at Notre Dame de Lourdes; Notre Dame, Montreal, Quebec

2000–2001 Sunday Vicar, Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, Edmonton, Alberta

2004–today Pastor, Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, Edmonton, Alberta

2005–today Formation Team Member, St. Joseph Seminary, Edmonton

2001–today Founder and responsible of the Team of Our Lady – Couple Movement in Edmonton