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Br. Joaquim Sperandio

Member by right | Provincial
Born: Rio do Sul, Brazil (07/03/1949)
Living in: Rio do Sul , Brazil
Province: South Central Brazil
Joaquim  Sperandio
Joaquim Sperandio was born on 7 March 1949 in the State of  Santa Catarina in the city of  Rio do Sul, SC.
He became a Marist junior in 1961. His formation as  junior/postulant, novice and scholastic, took place respectively in the houses of: São Bento do Sul, SC; Passo Fundo, RS, and Santa Maria, RS. He made first profession in 1968 and perpetual profession in 1973.
In addition to a degree in Physical Education obtained in Joinville, SC, he has a degree in Methodology of Teaching from the Pontifical Salesian University in Rome.
Br Joaquim has always been distinguished for happiness and joviality, which have certainly helped him as a formator and co-ordinator of vocations ministry. He inherits from his family the religious spirit, tenacity in work and a healthy optimism. As a lover of sports, he did studies in this area. To further these interests, the Province gave him the opportunity to study in Rome, a wise decision confirmed by his subsequent responsibilities.
Up to 1976 he taught in various Marist colleges in the then Province of Santa Catarina. From 1976 to 2008 he carried out the work of formator in various houses and levels. At various times he was the vocations co-ordinator of the Province. For 12 years he acted as provincial councillor. In 2009 he was elected vice-provincial and took charge of co-ordinating the Province’s Consecrated Life and Laity Sector. 
In recent years he have served in the provincial administration as vice provincial for three years and provincial for six years.
His motto: Be joyful in hope, patient in difficulties, persevering in prayer and creative in mission.