Georgetown - Prelate Information

 

 

BISHOP OF GEORGETOWN

MOST REVEREND FRANCIS ALLEYNE, O.S.B.
Bishop of Georgetown

Bishop’s House, 27 Brickdam, P.O. Box 101488, Georgetown, Guyana
Tel: (592) 226 4469. Fax: (592) 225 8519
e-mail: rcbishop@networksgy.com

Born: December 3, 1951; Ordained Priest: July 7, 1985; Appointed Bishop: November 10, 2003; Ordained Bishop: January 30, 2004

 

 

 

 


RT. REVEREND ABBOT FRANCIS DANE ALLEYNE, O.S.B.
CURRICULUM
VITAE

Birth 1951:        December 3rd, in Pointe-a-Pierre, Trinidad & Tobago

Studies:

1963 - 1969:                              St. Peter’s School in Pointe-a-Pierre
1969 - 1971:                              span>Presentation College, San Fernando
1971 - 1973:                              University of the West Indies, Faculty of Engineering
1974 - 1976, 1978 - 1981:           Regional Seminary of St. John Vianney & the Uganda Martyrs
1985:                                        Theology Renewal Programme for one semester at San Anselmo, Rome

Religious Life:

1973:                                        Entered the Monastery of Our Lady in Exile, Tunapuna, Trinidad & Tobago
1975                                         December 8th: First Profession as a Benedictine Monk
1985:                                        July 7th: Priestly Ordination
1992-1995:                                Prior of the Monastery of Our Lady in Exile
1995 – 2003:                             October 24th, elected fourth Abbot of the Monastery of Our Lady in Exile. He was the first Trinidad-born person to hold this office.

Pastoral Ministry:

1985 - 1990:                              Novice Master
1997 - 2001:                              Elected English-speaking Vice-President of the Conference of Religious of the Antilles
Chaplain to:                              “Teams of Our Lady” (Equipes Notre Dame); “Retrouville Encounter” (ministry to hurting marriages).

Episcopate:
10/11/03                                    Appointed Bishop of Georgetown
30/01/
04                                    Ordained Bishop of Georgetown

Georgetown - Sees, Country Information

 

GUYANA

Guyana is a large country situated in the North Eastern section of South America. It covers 83,000 square miles (215,000 km²) and has a population of 750,000 people.

Until its Independence, on May 26th 1966, it was known as British Guiana. The country attained the status of
Republic on February 23, 1970. 43.4% of its population are of East Indian decent, 30.2% are of African origin, 16.7% are Mixed, 9.2% are Amerindian and others (White, Portuguese, Chinese) represent 0.5%. Roman Catholics represent 8.1%, Anglicans 7.0%, Pentecostals 17.0%, Methodists 1.7%, other Christians 17.9, Jehovah Witness 1.1%, SDA 5%, Hindus 28.8%, and Muslims 7.3%, Other 1.9% and those with no religious affiliation 4.2%.

The geography of Guyana consists of a narrow coastal strip, protected by dikes and below sea level, forested savannahs leading to the high plateau of the hinterlands. The population is concentrated along the coastal belt.

Though its shores were sighted by
Columbus in 1498, he did not land there. Through the following periods, which included Sir Walter Raleigh in his search for El Dorado, the English and Dutch attempted to settle there. The Dutch succeeded in doing so early in 17th century and held on until British privateers seized these settlements in 1781. Fierce rivalry between the French, British, Spanish and Dutch kept tenure insecure until 1814-15 when the general settlement became British. In l831, the three separate colonies of Berbice, Demerara and Essequibo were unified as the colony of British Guiana.

Today the main exports of Guyana are sugar and rice, bauxite ore and gold. The country has many attractions. For those interested in beautiful scenery, whether field, flood or forest, Guyana holds a special appeal. Equally, to those making studies of animal, bird and insect life, or simply taking the opportunity to travel and
discover still untrodden areas, Guyana is a perfect choice. Notably, the Kaietur Falls, well inland on the Potaro River, is five times the height of Niagara Falls and is without a doubt only one of many Guyanese Natural treasures.