Re-Election of the Superior General Fr Abzalon Tovar MSC

Published: 30th September, 2023.

This is to inform you that today [28th Sept,2023 - Rome time], Fr. Mario Abzalon Alvarado Tovar, MSC, was reelected to a second mandate of six years as Superior General of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart. Fr. Abzalón is from Guatemala. We are grateful as well as joyful that he has accepted this responsibility as the leader of our religious Society. We accompany him in our prayers and ask you to do the same. Peace be with you.

 Fr. Michael I. Miller, MSC Secretary general 

Fr. Abzalón Alvarado, msc, has been elected as Superior General of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart. The election took place at the General Chapter which the congregation is holding in the city of Nemi, near Rome, Italy.

His confreres have re-elected him for a new mandate, thus giving their confidence to the work that, together with his Team and General Administration, he has carried out in the last six years.

Fr. Absalon thanked his confreres throughout the congregation, his leadership team and the laity of the Chevalier Family for their support during the previous mandate. He also had a special and moving word for his own family.

"We will continue with shared leadership". This was the first idea he wanted to convey to the assembly of the General Chapter. He is aware of the challenging work for the coming years and, while knowing that he is vulnerable, aware of his limitations, he trusts in the grace of the Holy Spirit, "transforming me in order to transform".

His personal commitment to the Congregation of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart will be listening to the language of the heart and his attitude will be one of learning together with all his confreres.

"Help me to continue to go to the provinces and unions without answers, but with questions so that together we can build the answers", in this way he expressed his willingness to work together and his commitment to service.

‘Our Lady of the Sacred Heart’. Pray for us.

‘May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be loved everywhere!’. Forever