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Most Rev. Felipe J. Estévez, S.T.D.
                     Bishop of St. Augustine

                    ishop Felipe J. Estévez was born Feb. 5, 1946 in Havana, Cuba and arrived in the
              B     United States on a Pedro Pan flight as a teenager. He is the second of three children
                    (two boys and a girl) of Adriano and Estrella Estévez. Most of his family lives in St.
                    Petersburg, Fla. His parents are deceased.
               He was ordained to the priesthood on May 30, 1970 in Fort Wayne, Ind., for the Diocese of
            Matanzas, Cuba. Bishop Estévez has completed extensive studies in spiritual theology, earning a
            doctorate from the Gregorian University in Rome. He is also fluent in English, Spanish, French
            and Italian.
               From 2001 to 2003, Bishop Estévez served as spiritual director of St. Vincent de Paul Regional
            Seminary in Boynton Beach, Fla. where he served as rector from 1980 to 1986. He was pastor
            of St. Agatha Parish in Miami for 14 years, while also directing campus ministry at Florida
            International University.

               •  Montreal University, Montreal, Canada (1970), Licentiate in Theology
               •  Barry University, Miami Shores, Fla. (1977), Master of Arts
               •  Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, Italy (1980), Doctorate in Sacred Theology
               •  Additional courses at: The Warren H. Deem Institute for Theological Education
                  Management (1982), University of Creighton (seminar for spiritual directors, 2001);
                  Institute for the Study of Human Sexuality, Chicago (2001); St. Luke Institute
                  (psycho-sexual integration workshop, 2002).
            USCCB Appointments
               •  USCCB Regional Representative to the Administrative Committee for Region XIV
               •  Catholic Relief Services, Member of the Board of Directors
               •  Committee on Pro-Life Activities, Member
               •  Subcommittee on the Church in Latin America, Member
            Pastoral Letters
               •  Come, Live in the Light (March 2013)
               •  Abandoning Ourselves to His Hands (September 2014)
               •  One Faith, One Family: A Pastoral Letter on Stewardship (May 2017)
               •  So That They May All Be One: A Pastoral Letter on the Strategic Vision and Mission of the
                  Diocese of St. Augustine (August 2017)
               •  Standing Up for the Dignity of All Human Life: A Pastoral Letter on Capital Punishment in
                     Florida (April 2020)
            Catholic Center                      Executive Assistant
            11625 Old St. Augustine Road         Jerry Wilamowski
            Jacksonville, FL 32258               (904) 262-3200, ext. 136
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