Raymundo Joseph Peña

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His Excellency, The Most Reverend
Raymundo Joseph Peña
Bishop Emeritus of Brownsville
Archdiocese Galveston-Houston
Diocese Brownsville
Appointed May 23, 1994
Installed August 6, 1995
Term ended December 9, 2009
Predecessor Enrique San Pedro
Successor Daniel E. Flores
Ordination May 25, 1957
by Mariano Simon Garriga
Consecration December 13, 1976
by Francis James Furey, Patrick Flores, and Thomas Joseph Drury
Personal details
Born (1934-02-19) February 19, 1934 (age 83)
Corpus Christi, Texas
Previous post Auxiliary Bishop of San Antonio
Bishop of El Paso
Motto Haz todo con amor
Styles of
Raymundo Joseph Peña
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Reference style
Spoken style Your Excellency
Religious style Bishop

Raymundo Joseph Peña (born 19 February 1934) is an American Roman Catholic bishop.[1]

Born in Corpus Christi, Texas, he was the son of Cosme A. Peña and Elisa Ramon Peña. He attended St. John’s Seminary, and Assumption Seminary, both in San Antonio, Texas. He was ordained on 25 May 1957 at Corpus Christi Cathedral by the Most Reverend Mariano S. Garriaga, D.D., LL.D.[1]

On 16 October 1976, he was named Titular bishop of Trisipa and Auxiliary to the Archbishop of San Antonio. In 1979 he served as Administrator Sede Vacante for the Archdiocese of San Antonio.

In 1980, Peña was appointed Bishop of El Paso, serving for 15 years until his installation as Bishop of Brownsville in 1995. He submitted his letter of resignation to the Congregation for Bishops upon reaching 75. His resignation was accepted when Pope Benedict XVI, named Auxiliary Bishop of Detroit, Daniel E. Flores as bishop in his stead.

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  1. ^ a b Raymundo J. Peña biography.

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Episcopal succession[edit]

Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Enrique San Pedro, S.J.
Bishop of Brownsville
1995– 2009
Succeeded by
Daniel E. Flores
Preceded by
Patrick Flores
Bishop of El Paso
Succeeded by
Armando Xavier Ochoa
Preceded by
Auxiliary Bishop of San Antonio
Succeeded by