In Memoriam: Br. Alberto Montealegre Gonzalez(1923-2019)

On Friday, 12th April 2019, in the Colombian city of Itagui, Br. Alberto Montealegre González OFM, member of the Franciscan Province of Santa Fe, in Colombia died at the age of 95.

Br. Alberto was born on June 21, 1923, in Florida-Valle del Cauca-Colombia. He entered the Order of Friars Minor in 1940, professed in 1941, and ordained a priest in 1948. Br. Alberto was a Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences at the Catholic University of Leuven. He was Professor and Rector of the Pedagogical International Institute of Rome-Grottaferrata. He was both Definitor and Vicar Provincial of his Entity, Definitor General of the Order (1965-1967), Secretary of the General Chapters of Assisi (1967) and Madrid (1973); peritusduring the General Chapter of the Order held in Medellín, Colombia (1971), Visitator General of 9 Entities of the Order. He was Founder of St. Bonaventure University in Cali and Cartagena de Indias (Colombia), Rector of the University of St. Bonaventure in Colombia, Rector of St. Bonaventure University with headquarters in Bogota and the local section of Cartagena de Indias, and member of the International Commission for the Antonianum Pontifical University in Rome (1999-2000). Since 2013 he lived in the Provincial retirement home in Itagüí (Ant).

We express our deepest condolences to the brothers of the Province of Santa Fe as well as to the members of the Montealegre family.