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Diocese of

Alexandria

USA USA

Continent: North America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 27,810 km²

Population: 36,280 Catholics (9.9% of 365,065 total) (2015)

Ecclesiastical Province: New Orleans

Neighbouring Dioceses: Beaumont (↙), Tyler (↖), Shreveport (↖), Jackson (→), Baton Rouge (↘), Lafayette in Louisiana (↘), Lake Charles (↓)

Depends on: Congregation for Bishops

Patron Saint: St. Francis Xavier (December 3), St. Francis of Assisi (October 4)

Cathedral Dedication Anniversary: November 30

Statistics: 50 parishes, 73 priests (65 diocesan, 8 religious), 17 deacons, 34 lay religious (12 brothers, 22 sisters), 11 seminarians (2015)

Address: 4400 Coliseum Blvd., P.O. Box 7417, Alexandria, LA 71306-0417, USA

Phone: +1 (318) 445-2401

Website: Link

History


Special Churches

All Churches (71)

Beaumont (↙), Tyler (↖), Shreveport (↖), Jackson (→), Baton Rouge (↘), Lafayette in Louisiana (↘), Lake Charles (↓)

Present Prelates

Bishop (2017.02.02 – ...):Bishop David Prescott Talley (68)Bishop David Prescott Talley (68)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Alexandria (Roman Rite)

Bishop David Prescott Talley (68)Bishop David Prescott Talley (68)Permalink
(2017.02.02 – ...)

Bishop of Alexandria (USA)

Dabo vobis cor novum

Born:1950.09.11 (USA)
Ordained Priest:1989.06.03
Consecrated Bishop:2013.04.02

Titular Bishop of Lambæsis (2013.01.03 – 2016.09.21)

Auxiliary Bishop of Atlanta (USA) (2013.01.03 – 2016.09.21)

Coadjutor Bishop of Alexandria (USA) (2016.09.21 – 2017.02.02)

Bishop of Alexandria (USA) (2017.02.02 – ...)

Bishop Ronald Paul Herzog (76)Bishop Ronald Paul Herzog (76)Permalink
(2004.11.04 – 2017.02.02)

Bishop emeritus of Alexandria (USA)

One in the Lord

Born:1942.04.22 (USA)
Ordained Priest:1968.06.01
Consecrated Bishop:2005.01.05

Bishop of Alexandria (USA) (2004.11.04 – 2017.02.02)

Bishop William Benedict FriendPermalink
(Apostolic Administrator 2003.10.10 – 2004.11.04)

Bishop Sam Gallip Jacobs (80)Bishop Sam Gallip Jacobs (80)Permalink
(1989.07.01 – 2003.08.01)

Bishop emeritus of Houma–Thibodaux (USA)

Jesus is Lord

Born:1938.03.04 (USA)
Ordained Priest:1964.06.06
Consecrated Bishop:1989.08.24

Bishop of Alexandria (USA) (1989.07.01 – 2003.08.01)

Bishop of Houma–Thibodaux (USA) (2003.08.01 – 2013.09.23)

Archbishop John Clement Favalora (82)Bishop John Clement Favalora (82) (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1986.06.16 – 1989.03.14)

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Miami (USA)

Deus providebit

Born:1935.12.05 (USA)
Ordained Priest:1961.12.20
Consecrated Bishop:1986.07.29

Bishop of Alexandria (USA) (1986.06.16 – 1989.03.14)

Bishop of Saint Petersburg (USA) (1989.03.14 – 1994.11.03)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Miami (USA) (1994.11.03 – 2010.04.20)

Bishops of Alexandria–Shreveport (Roman Rite)

Bishop William Benedict FriendPermalink
(1982.11.17 – 1986.06.16)

Live in the spirit

Born:1931.10.22 (USA)
Ordained Priest:1959.05.07
Consecrated Bishop:1979.10.30
Died:2015.04.02 († 83)

Titular Bishop of Pomaria (1979.08.31 – 1982.11.17)

Auxiliary Bishop of Alexandria–Shreveport (USA) (1979.08.31 – 1982.11.17)

Bishop of Alexandria–Shreveport (USA) (1982.11.17 – 1986.06.16)

Bishop of Shreveport (USA) (1986.06.16 – 2006.12.20)

Apostolic Administrator of Alexandria (USA) (2003.10.10 – 2004.11.04)

Bishop Lawrence Preston Joseph GravesPermalink
(1976.10.18 – 1982.07.20)

Born:1916.05.04 (USA)
Ordained Priest:1942.06.11
Consecrated Bishop:1969.04.25
Died:1994.01.15 († 77)

Titular Bishop of Vina (1969.02.24 – 1973.05.10)

Auxiliary Bishop of Little Rock (USA) (1969.02.24 – 1973.05.10)

Bishop of Alexandria (USA) (1973.05.10 – 1976.10.18)

Bishop of Alexandria–Shreveport (USA) (1976.10.18 – 1982.07.20)

Bishops of Alexandria (Roman Rite)

Bishop Lawrence Preston Joseph GravesPermalink
(1973.05.10 – 1976.10.18)

(see above)

Bishop Charles Pasquale GrecoPermalink
(1946.01.15 – 1973.05.10)

Born:1894.10.29 (USA)
Ordained Priest:1918.07.25
Consecrated Bishop:1946.02.25
Died:1987.01.20 († 92)

Bishop of Alexandria (USA) (1946.01.15 – 1973.05.10)

Bishop Daniel Francis DesmondPermalink
(1932.12.16 – 1945.09.11)

Born:1884.04.04 (USA)
Ordained Priest:1911.06.09
Consecrated Bishop:1933.01.05
Died:1945.09.11 († 61)

Bishop of Alexandria (USA) (1932.12.16 – 1945.09.11)

Bishop Cornelius van de VenPermalink
(1910.08.06 – 1932.05.08)

Born:1865.06.16 (Netherlands)
Ordained Priest:1890.05.31
Consecrated Bishop:1904.11.30
Died:1932.05.08 († 66)

Bishop of Natchitoches (1904.10.24 – 1910.08.06)

Bishop of Alexandria (USA) (1910.08.06 – 1932.05.08)

Former Prelates


as of 2018.11.07

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