New Generalate Assistant Secretary for Brothers’ Formation and Education
In its meeting of 8 June 2021, Fr. Superior General, with the consent of his Council,
appointed Bro. Douglas Simonetti of the KEN Province as the new Generalate Assistant
Secretary for Brothers’ Formation and Education of the Society of the Divine Word ad
finem sexenium 2018-2024 effective on 15 August 2021.
Bro. Douglas will take the place of Bro. Carlos José Ferrada who was appointed as
Generalate JPIC Coordinator. Following the practice for some of the Generalate
Officials, Bro. Douglas will be holding his office from where he is currently assigned,
i.e., KEN Province.
Bro. Douglas hails from Brazil. He pronounced his perpetual vows on 8 November 2015. His
first mission assignment was the province of KEN. At the moment of his new appointment,
Bro. Douglas is assigned as the Coordinator for the Bible Apostolate of the KEN Province
and to the Divine Word Boys High School, Katani, Machako-Nairobi, Kenya.
We congratulate Bro. Douglas Simonetti for his new appointment. We wish him well as he
carries out his new task at the Society of the Divine Word service worldwide. We thank
him for his willingness to assume this commitment in the spirit of being Faithful to the
Word and one with the people.