Father Christopher Steinle, O.S.A., Assigned to Ecuadorian Missions

 QUITO, ECUADOR: Fr. Chris Steinle, O.S.A., distributes ashes on Ash Wednesday at his new ministry in Quito, Ecuador.   Photo credit: Eduardo Terán/El Comercio

QUITO, ECUADOR: Fr. Chris Steinle, O.S.A., distributes ashes on Ash Wednesday at his new ministry in Quito, Ecuador.  Photo credit: Eduardo Terán/El Comercio

Father Christopher C. Steinle, O.S.A., recently returned to Latin America  in his new ministry as an Augustinian missionary to the Province of St. Michael, headquartered in Quito, Ecuador.  Father Steinle began this service in February following several years of ministry for the domestic needs of the Midwest Augustinians’ Province.

Father Steinle had previously served as an Augustinian missionary in both Peru and Bolivia.  His recent assignment to Ecuador will help rebuild the Augustinian presence in Ecuador, which has declined in recent years.  He recently wrote back to the Augustinians in the United States saying that he has arrived safely and has moved into the monastery with three other Augustinian friars so far.  “On Ash Wednesday, I went out into the street in front of our monastery after Mass to distribute ashes to passers by,” says Fr. Steinle.  “Photographs from the two major newspapers took my picture and so I was in the papers on Thursday [see picture above].”  Father Steinle awaits his interview with Archibishop Fausto Travéz Travéz, O.F.M., of Quito.

Please pray for Fr. Steinle on his new journey!

 


Patrick Murphy

Patrick Murphy has been working with the Augustinians in fundraising and communications since 2010. He began working with the Augustinian Vocations office in 2015. He also holds a Master of Science in Nonprofit Management.