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Julio César Bunader OFM re-elected Vicar General

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On May 22, 2015, at the Domus Pacis in Santa Maria degli Angeli Assisi (Perugia, Italy), the Ordinary General Chapter elected Br. Julio César Bunader general Vicar of the Order Friars Minor, confirming him in the role that was already entrusted to him in July 2013 to complendum sexennium.

Br. Julio César was born in Mendoza (Argentina), in the diocese of Mendoza, January 9, 1961, to Miguel César and Luisa Jalil. He entered the Order of Friars Minor, in the Argentinian Province of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in 1983 and after Postulancy he was vested in the Franciscan habit on March 5, 1984. At the conclusion of the Novitiate he professed simple vows on February 27, 1985 and his solemn vows on March 12, 1988. He was ordained a priest on May 1, 1992.

He is a professor in philosophy and has a bachelors’s degree in theology. He also completed his studies in moral theology at the Pontifical Alphonsian Academy in Rome, earning a Licentiate.

His Franciscan life is dotted by “service”: in addition to having worked in parish ministry, has provided services in some educational centers. He was a formator for the Province and Rector of the Franciscan Theological Institute of Buenos Aires, as well as Dean of the Franciscan School affiliated to the Catholic University of Argentina (UCA) in Mendoza. Professor of Moral Theology. He was also general Visitator, provincial Definitor and from 2004 to 2009 he held the responsibility of the provincial Minister. Meanwhile he was also president of the Conference of provincial Ministers of the Cono Sur as well as UCLAF. In the General Chapter of 2009 he was elected general Definitor of the Order, the service that has undertaken until his appointment, July 9, 2013, as general Vicar ad complendum sexennium.

12 thoughts on “Julio César Bunader OFM re-elected Vicar General

  1. Querido Fr. Julio,

    Mucho me contenta la oportunidad que tiene nuevamente de seguir contribuyendo y aportando su apoyo como Vicario General.

    Deseo que el Espíritu Santo le siga acompañando con sus dones para su mejor desempeño en este nuevo desafío de tanta responsabilidad.

    Recuerdo con mucho gusto nuestro encuentro en Roma! Que Dios nos bendiga a través de su servicio!!
    Paz y bien,

    María Consuelo Núñez (Chelito)
    Vice Ministra General OFS

  2. Querido Julio, parece que los hermanos te quieren para el servicio “grosso”. Un abrazo y buen trabajo. Bendiciones abundantes y mis oraciones. Jorge

  3. Te felicito y te deseo todo lo mejor en esta nueva etapa de servicio a nuestra Orden.
    Que el Espíritu de Pentecostés te acompañe y guíe en la tarea.
    Hago memoria y recuerdo con gozo aquellos años que te conocí en Paso del Rey y yo terminaba de llegar de estos pagos.
    Felicitaciones y un gran abrazo: Paco.

  4. Que el Espíritu del Señor te ilumine y te guíe en un renovado mandato de servicio general a la Fraternidad universal. Muchos recuerdos!

  5. QUERIDO JULIO MUCHAS FELICITACIONES POR ESTA NUEVA REELECCION DESDE EL ATENEO SAN ANTONIO DE PADUA ARGENTINA TE ENVIAMOS UN FUERTE ABRAZO Y QUE JESUS Y MARIA TE SIGA BENDICIENDO EN ESTE CAMINAR QUE ESTAS TRANSITANDO SALUDOS MIGUEL CAVAGNARO

  6. Auguri Julio!!!!! Che Dio Trinità sia con te e guida il tuo lavoro!!!!!!

  7. Auguri Julio!!!!! Che Dio Trinità sia con te eguida il tuo lavoro!!!!!!

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