Theology on Tap with Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller
Where: Smoke BBQ Restaurant - 1170 E. Commerce St., San Antonio, TX 78205
Gather to hear a dynamic presentation and Q&A on relevant Catholic topics and issues in an informal setting.
Theology on Tap: September 2019
Thursday, September 26, 2019
7:00 PM at Smoke BBQ Restaurant
(1170 E. Commerce St., San Antonio, TX 78205 -- Directions)
Presenter: Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller, MSpS
Topic: Call to Witness: The Beatification of Conchita Cabrera
On May 4th, 2019, the name of an exemplary woman was added to the list of saints of the Church: Blessed Concepción Cabrera, Conchita. As a member of one of the congregations she inspired, Archbishop Gustavo will help us explore the nature of our common call to witness God’s love to the world.
About the Presenter: The Most Revered Gustavo García-Siller was named Archbishop of San Antonio by Pope Benedict XVI and installed as Archbishop on November 23, 2010 as the sixth Archbishop of San Antonio.
Previously, he served as an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Chicago and was ordained a bishop by Francis Cardinal George in 2003.
Archbishop Gustavo, as he prefers to be called, was born on December 21, 1956 in San Luis Potosi, Mexico and is the eldest of 15 children. In addition to helping care for his siblings, Archbishop Gustavo grew up sweeping floors, washing windows, and keeping things in order in the family furniture store through his teenage years.
Archbishop earned Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Theology & Divinity from St. John’s Seminary in Camarillo, California. He also holds Masters Degrees in Philosophy and Psychology.
In 1975, Archbishop Gustavo was professed as a member of the Missionaries of the Holy Spirit, was ordained a priest in 1984 in Guadalajara, Mexico, and became a US citizen in 1998.
His more than 30 years of priestly service has taken many forms. He has served the immigrant community and parishes in Los Angeles and Oregon, given numerous Parish Missions throughout the United States, and been formator and instructor for his religious community in seminaries in Guadalajara, Mexico, Long Beach California, and Mount Angel Seminary in Oregon.
Recognized for his leadership, Archbishop Gustavo has served as Major Superior of the Missionaries of the Holy Spirit and was elected the order’s Provincial in 2003.
On the national level, Archbishop Gustavo has been the Chairman of the Committee for Cultural Diversity for the United Sates Conference of Catholic Bishops and a member on the Subcommittee on Hispanics and the Liturgy and the Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development.