On January 25, 2016, we were all deeply saddened by the sudden death of our Prior Provincial, Father Joseph J. Gallardo, OAR, due to a heart attack, in West Orange, New Jersey.
Father Joseph was born on February 12, 1959 in Los Angeles, California. He entered the Novitiate of the Order of Augustinian Recollects in Navarra, Spain, on August 28, 1989. He made his simple profession on September 1, 1990 in Navarra, Spain; Solemn Profession in Suffern, New York, on August 28, 1993. He was ordained a priest in Santa Ana, California, on October 1, 1994. He served as a priest in various parishes in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, and in 2009, he was elected as the Prior Provincial of Saint Augustine Province, Order of Augustinian Recollects, a position he held until his sudden death on January 25, 2016, in West Orange, New Jersey.
May you rest in peace, Father Joseph!