The Superior General

The Superior General is the highest authority in the Institute after the General Chapter and is president of the General Council. He is elected by the General Chapter for a term of six years.

The Superior General exercises his authority at the service of the congregation’s unity and its mission in the world in conformity with the norms of the Rule of Life. In union with his council, he animates and coordinates the life and mission of the Institute. (RoL  73, 74)


Father General










Fr. Eugênio Barbosa Martins, SSS
Superior General
Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament


Personal Profile of Father General

1960:     Born on the 5th of September in Araguari, Triangulo Miniero (Diocese of Uberlândia), Minas Gerais, Brazil.  His father Manuel Martins de Sousa and mother Beatriz Barbosa Martins both hail from Minas Gerais. He has two elder sisters (Teresinha and Lúcia) and a younger sister (Ângela).

1967:     He had his primary studies in Grupo Escolar Raul Soares.

1971:      He continued and finished his elementary studies at Escola Estadual Prof. Antonio Marques.

1974:     He proceeded in his academic studies at Colegio Dr. Jose Ferreira.

1976:     He completed his secondary years at Escola Estadual Castelo Branco.

1981:      He took his philosophy studies in Faculdade Mosteiro São Bento in São Paolo.

1983:     He entered the Blessed Sacrament Novitiate in Belo Horizonte.

1984:     25th of January – he made his first profession of religious vows.

1984-1987:    He studied theology at the Instituto Teológico in São Paolo (ITESP). He had his pastoral formation in Paroquia São Pedro Apostolo in Taboão, San Bernardo do Campo in Diadema.

1987:     15th of February – he made his profession of perpetual religious vows in Escolasticado SSS in Diadema.

3rd of May – he was ordained deacon by Bp. Claudio Hummes in Taboão, San Bernardo do Campo in Diadema.

1988:     24th of January – he was ordained to the priesthood by Bp. Claudio Hummes in Santuário N. Sra. D’Abadia in Uberaba, Minas Gerais.

1991-1995:    Provincial Councilor in the Province of Santa Cruz (Brazil).

1996-1997:    Local Community Superior and Parish Priest in Paroquia Ressureição in Uberaba.

1999-2002:    Master of Novices

2002-2010:   Provincial Superior of the Province of Santa Cruz (Brazil).

2006-2011:    Parish Priest in Paroquia N. Sra. de Boa Viagem in Belo Horizonte.

2010-2011:    Provincial Councillor and Provincial Treasurer of the Province of Santa Cruz, Brazil.

2011-2017:    He was elected as the 15th Superior General of the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament.

2017: 19th of June during the General Chapter held in Chicago U.S.A., he is re-elected Superior General.