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Rev. Fr. Augusto Garcia, PSS

Presbyteri Sancti Sulpicii; Archdiocese of Medellin, Colombia

Reverend Father Stephen Hero


  • 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 (Brazilian)
  • French
  • English

Post-Secondary Education

  • 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 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 Newman Theological College, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    (Ecclesiology, Trinity, Sociology; Understanding Catholicism, Ecclesiology, Trinity)

Pastoral Experience

  • 1985–1986 Formation Team, Archdiocesan Seminary of Medellin, Colombia
  • 1987 Pastor, Nazareth Parish, Medellin, Colombia
  • 1987–1989 Department of Ecumenism, Director, Archdiocese of Medellin
  • 1988–1989 Vice-Rector, Archdiocesan Seminary of Medellin, Colombia
  • 1990–1996 Formation Team, Our Lady of Fatima Seminary, Archdiocese of Brasilia, Brazil
  • 1999– Formation Team, Archdiocesan Seminary of Londrina, Brazil
  • 2000– Pastoral Experience at Notre Dame de Lourdes; Notre Dame, Montreal
  • 2000–2001 Sunday Vicar, Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, Edmonton
  • 2004–current Pastor, Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, Edmonton
  • 2005–current Formation Team, St. Joseph Seminary, Edmonton
  • 2001–current Founder and responsible of the Team of Our Lady – Couple Movement in Edmonton