Alzinir Debastiani was born in Abdon Batista, in the Brazilian State of S. Catarinanel, on 10th November 1962. He made his first profession in the St Joseph Province – South East Brazil – at Sao Roque, on 25th December 1984.
After having finished his philosophy studies at the Catholic Pontifical University of Minas Gerais (Belo Horizonte) and theology at the Teresianum Pontifical Faculty in Rome, he was ordained priest on 30th Novenber 1991.
In his Province he has carried out the following duties: Pastor, Formator, local Superior, Delegate for the OCDS and Provincial Counselor. In 2008, he was elected Provincial Superior, a duty which lasted one triennium.
From 2012, he has been the Delegate General for the OCDS.
The responsibility of the Delegate General is outlined in the Constitutions of the Secular Order in paragraph 41: A general Delegate assists the Superior General. His responsibility is to further relations between the Religious and the Seculars and to maintain contact with the Provincial Delegates and Assistants to each community, to ensure the purpose and well-being of the Secular Order.