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Rev. Fr. Jorge de los Rios

Presbyteri Sancti Sulpicii; Archdiocese of Edmonton

Reverend Father Jorge de los Rios


Fr. Jorge Mario was born in Colombia. He studied Philosophy and Theology at the Major Seminary of Brasilia from January 1991 to December 1997. He was ordained to the Priesthood in Brasilia on December 6, 1997. Father served as a parish pastor at Saint John Evangelist Parish from 1997-2006. He taught classes at FATEO (Faculty of Theology - Archdiocese of Brasilia) from 1998-2006 and at the Major Seminary of Brasilia in 1999, 2002, 2005, 2006 when he was sent to Rome to study Dogmatic Theology.

Fr. Jorge returned to Brasilia as an assistant at Our Lady of the Lake Parish and professor again at the Seminary and FATEO. He was a member of the formation team at Saint Joseph Seminary in Crato Ceara, Brasil. He came to Canada to serve in the Spanish-language community and was appointed as the Parochial Administrator in the parish of Our Lady of Assumption, Saint Boniface, Manitoba. In 2016 he was received by Saint Sulpice as a candidate and has been appointed to the formation team at St. Joseph Seminary in Edmonton, Alberta.

Post-Secondary Education

  • M. Theology, Pontificia Università Gregoriana. Rome, 2006 - 2008.
  • Spec. Philosophy, Instituto Packter, Porto Alegre, Brazil, 2000 - 2002
  • Lic. Philosophy, University of Goiania, Goiania, Brazil, 1999 - 2000
  • B. Theology, Major Seminary of Brasilia, Brasilia, Brazil, 1994 - 1997
  • B. Philosophy, Major Seminary of Brasilia, Brazil, 1991 - 1993

Pastoral Experience

  • Parochial Administrator, Nuestra Señora de la Asunción Winnipeg, 2010 -2016
  • Parochial Vicar, Our Lady of the Lake, Brasilia, , Brazil, 2008 - 2009
  • Pastor, Saint John Evangelist, Brasilia, Brazil, 1997- 2006

Teaching Experience

  • Professor and team formation member, Grand Seminary of Crato (Brazil)
  • Professor, Theology for Laics, (FATEO - Faculty of Theology, Archdiocese of Brasilia) and Seminary of Brasilia
  • Taught courses: Theology of Revelation, Christology, Mariology, Ecclesiology, Sacraments, Eschatology, Ecumenism and Inter religious dialogue.


  • Relationship between Mary and the Church in the sermons of Saint Agustin.
  • Pontificia Università Gregoriana. Rome, Italy (Masters)