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Diocese of

Brownsville

USA USA

Continent: North America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 111,125 km²

Population: 1,164,860 Catholics (85.0% of 1,370,424 total) (2018)

Statistics: 72 parishes, 7 missions, 114 priests (89 diocesan, 25 religious), 117 deacons, 99 lay religious (36 brothers, 63 sisters), 18 seminarians (2018)

Ecclesiastical Province: Galveston–Houston

Neighbouring Dioceses: Nuevo Laredo (←), Laredo (↖), Corpus Christi (↗), Matamoros (↓)

Depends on: Congregation for Bishops

Patron Saint: Immaculate Conception (December 8)

Cathedral Dedication Anniversary: June 12

Address: P.O. Box 2279, 1910 E. Elizabeth St., Brownsville, TX 78522-2279, USA

Phone: +1 (956) 542-2501

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History


Special Churches

All Churches (115)

Nuevo Laredo (←), Laredo (↖), Corpus Christi (↗), Matamoros (↓)

Present Prelates

Bishop (2009.12.09 – ...):Bishop Daniel Ernest Flores (59)Bishop Daniel Ernest Flores (59)
Auxiliary Bishop (2017.12.04 – ...):Bishop Mario Alberto Avilés, C.O. (51)Bishop Mario Alberto Avilés, C.O. (51)

Titular Bishop of Cataquas

Ordinaries

Bishops of Brownsville (Roman Rite)

Bishop Daniel Ernest Flores (59)Bishop Daniel Ernest Flores (59)Permalink
(2009.12.09 – ...)

Bishop of Brownsville (USA)

Verbum mittitur spirans amorem

Born:1961.08.28 (Palacios, TX, USA)
Ordained Priest:1988.01.30
Consecrated Bishop:2006.11.29

Titular Bishop of Cozyla (2006.10.28 – 2009.12.09)

Auxiliary Bishop of Detroit (USA) (2006.10.28 – 2009.12.09)

Bishop of Brownsville (USA) (2009.12.09 – ...)

Bishop Raymundo Joseph Peña (87)Bishop Raymundo Joseph Peña (87)Permalink
(1994.05.23 – 2009.12.09)

Bishop emeritus of Brownsville (USA)

Haz todo con amor

Born:1934.02.19 (Corpus Christi, TX, USA)
Ordained Priest:1957.05.25
Consecrated Bishop:1976.12.13

Titular Bishop of Trisipa (1976.10.16 – 1980.04.29)

Auxiliary Bishop of San Antonio (USA) (1976.10.16 – 1980.04.29)

Bishop of El Paso (USA) (1980.04.29 – 1994.05.23)

Bishop of Brownsville (USA) (1994.05.23 – 2009.12.09)

Bishop Enrique San Pedro, S.J.Permalink
(1991.11.30 – 1994.07.17)

Libentissime impendam et super impendar

Born:1926.03.09 (Cuba)
Ordained Priest:1957.03.18
Consecrated Bishop:1986.06.29
Died:1994.07.17 († 68)

Titular Bishop of Siccesi (1986.04.01 – 1991.08.13)

Auxiliary Bishop of Galveston–Houston (USA) (1986.04.01 – 1991.08.13)

Coadjutor Bishop of Brownsville (USA) (1991.08.13 – 1991.11.30)

Bishop of Brownsville (USA) (1991.11.30 – 1994.07.17)

Bishop John Joseph FitzpatrickPermalink
(1971.04.27 – 1991.11.30)

To me to live is Christ

Born:1918.10.12 (Trenton, ON, Canada)
Ordained Priest:1942.12.13
Consecrated Bishop:1968.08.28
Died:2006.07.15 († 87)

Titular Bishop of Cenæ (1968.06.24 – 1971.04.27)

Auxiliary Bishop of Miami (USA) (1968.06.24 – 1971.04.27)

Bishop of Brownsville (USA) (1971.04.27 – 1991.11.30)

Bishop Humberto Sousa Medeiros (later Cardinal)Permalink
(1966.04.14 – 1970.09.08)

Adveniat regnum tuum

Born:1915.10.06 (Arrifes, São Miguel, Portugal)
Ordained Priest:1946.06.15
Consecrated Bishop:1966.06.09
Created Cardinal:1973.03.05
Died:1983.09.17 (Boston, MA, USA † 67)

Bishop of Brownsville (USA) (1966.04.14 – 1970.09.08)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Boston (USA) (1970.09.08 – 1983.09.17)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Susanna (1973.03.05 – 1983.09.17)

Bishop Adolph MarxPermalink
(1965.07.09 – 1965.11.01)

Plenitudo legis dilectio

Born:1915.02.18 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1940.05.02
Consecrated Bishop:1956.10.09
Died:1965.11.01 († 50)

Titular Bishop of Citrus (1956.07.06 – 1965.07.09)

Auxiliary Bishop of Corpus Christi (USA) (1956.07.06 – 1965.07.09)

Bishop of Brownsville (USA) (1965.07.09 – 1965.11.01)

Vicars Apostolic of Brownsville (Roman Rite)

Bishop Peter Verdaguer y PratPermalink
(1890.07.25 – 1911.10.26)

Born:1835.12.10 (Spain)
Ordained Priest:1862.12.12
Consecrated Bishop:1890.11.09
Died:1911.10.26 († 75)

Titular Bishop of Aulon (1890.07.25 – 1911.10.26)

Vicar Apostolic of Brownsville (USA) (1890.07.25 – 1911.10.26)

Bishop Dominic ManucyPermalink
(1885.02.07 – 1885.12.04)

Born:1823.12.20 (USA)
Ordained Priest:1850.08.15
Consecrated Bishop:1874.12.08
Died:1885.12.04 († 61)

Titular Bishop of Dulma (1874.09.07 – 1884.01.18)

Vicar Apostolic of Brownsville (USA) (1874.09.07 – 1884.01.18)

Bishop of Mobile (USA) (1884.01.18 – 1884.09.27)

Vicar Apostolic of Brownsville (USA) (1885.02.07 – 1885.12.04)

Titular Bishop of Maronia (1885.02.10 – 1885.12.04)

Bishop Dominic ManucyPermalink
(1874.09.07 – 1884.01.18)

(see above)

Former Prelates


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