Patricio Fernandez Flores
Born: Jul 26, 1929 AD
Currently alive, at 85 years of age.
1929 - Born in Ganado, TX on the 26th of July.
1949 - Attended St. Mary's Seminary, La Porte, Texas.
1956 - Bishop Wendellin Nold ordained Flores on the 26 May. As Father Flores, he celebrated his first mass at the Guardian Angel in Pasadena, Texas, before accepting a post in the Houston diocese.
1970 - After Pope John Paul VI named Flores auxiliary to the archbishop of San Antonio in May, within months, he advanced to interim bishop, becoming the first native Texan to head the state's largest archdiocese and the first Mexican American to attain so powerful a position in the Roman Catholic Church.
1972 - He nourished city-wide plans for San Antonio's Mexican-American Cultural Center, for which he served as honorary chairman.
1978 - Catholic bishop of El Paso.
1979 - Catholic archbishop of San Antonio.
1986 - Medal of freedom Ellis Island medal of honor Statue of Liberty 100th Birthday.
- Hispanic Heritage award for leadership.
1995 - American Jewish Committee, Human Relations Award.
- Salute to Education award.
- San Antonio Council fo Churches, San Antonio, Texas, Distinguished Churchman Award.
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