The Secretary

Awi Mello portrait

Rev. Father Alexandre Awi Mello, I. Sch., was born on January 17, 1971, in Rio de Janeiro.

He was ordained a priest on 7 July 2001, as a member of the Secular Institute of Schönstatt Fathers, and he has occupied the following positions: Parish Vicar of Nossa Senhora das Dores in Santa Maria in the State of Rio Grande do Sul; Councilor of Apostolic Youth of Schönstatt for the Southeast and the South of Brazil; National Director of the Schönstatt Movement in Brazil.

He completed studies in philosophy and theology at the Pontifical Catholic University of Santiago de Chile; he obtained a license in theology at the Philosophisch-Theologische Hochschule Vallendar (Federal Republic of Germany, 2000), and he is now completing a Ph.D. in Mariology at the University of Dayton International Marian Research Institute, in Ohio (United States of America).

He served as Professor of Pastoral and Systematic Theology in Londrina, at the Paolo VI Institute (2002 2004) and at the Pontifical Catholic University of Parana (2005-2009). Since 2012, he has been teaching in São Paulo, at the Salesian University Center and the São Bento Faculty.

In 2007, he worked in the secretariat of the drafting commission for the Latin American bishops' council meeting in Aparecida, Brazil.

Director of the magazine Tabor, he has published several articles in journals specialized in the fields of catechesis and pastoral care.