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Most Rev. Victor Galeone, S.T.L.
                 Bishop Emeritus of St. Augustine
















              B     ishop Victor Galeone was appointed by Pope John Paul II as bishop of St. Augustine
                    on June 26, 2001 and he was installed at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine on
                    Aug. 21, 2001. Bishop Galeone, son of the late Angelo and Rita Galeone, was born in
                    Philadelphia on Sept. 13, 1935, the fifth of six children. His family moved to Baltimore
            in 1941. There he attended St. Elizabeth of Hungary School in Highlandtown, Md. before
            entering the minor seminary of St. Charles College in Catonsville, Md. in 1949. He completed his
            theological studies at the North American College at the Gregorian University in Rome, Italy.
               He was ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Martin J. O’Connor in the chapel of the North
            American College in Rome on Dec. 18, 1960. He received his S.T.L. (Licentiate in Sacred
            Theology) from the Gregorian University in 1961 and his master’s of education degree from
            Loyola College in Baltimore in 1969. On his return to the United States in 1961, he served as an
            associate pastor, as a teacher and principal, as a pastor in several parishes in the Archdiocese of
            Baltimore, and as a missionary in Peru.
               While in the Archdiocese of Baltimore, he was the archdiocesan director of the Propagation of
            the Faith, and a member of the Priests’ Council, the College of Consultors for the Archdiocese of
            Baltimore and the National Board of Directors of the Holy Childhood Association.

            Pastoral Letters
               •  Marriage: A Communion of Life and Love (July 2003)
               •  Stewardship: A Discipleship of Love (August 2004)
               •  The Power of Love (August 2009)
            Residence
            St. Martin’s Home
            601 Maiden Choice Lane, Room 312
            Catonsville, MD 21228

















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