For two weeks in the month of April, Fr. Andrés Ayala, Ph.L. taught a class on Medieval Philosophy to the seminarians in their second year of philosophy.
Fr. Ayala joined the Institute in 1997 and was ordained to the priesthood on August 29th, 2003 in Argentina. From there he went on to study at the St. Thomas Aquinas Pontifical University in Rome where he earned his Licentiate in Philosophy. Once he finished his studies he taught at the IVE's San Vitaliano Papa International Seminary in Segni, Italy for four years and served as the choir director. He was then assigned to Arequipa, Peru in 2009 until September of 2010 when he was installed as pastor of St. Michael the Archangel Parish in Cobourg, Canada.
Fr. Ayala studied Classical Guitar in Argentina for six years at the Via Blanca Conservatory. Fr. Ayala has performed Folk, Popular, and Classical music at a variety of IVE events. With this impressive musical background Fr. Ayala also taught a couple of classes of Sacred Chant to the Fulton Sheen House of Formation's choir. Also, all the seminarians and novices were able to attend a guitar concert which he put on. You can watch a part of this concert, which includes a piece from Turandot opera, here.
We give thanks for Fr. Ayala for taking the time to teach at our seminary and pray that his work in Cobourg might bear many fruits.
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