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Gustavo Garcia-Siller, M.Sp.S. (born December 21, 1956) is a Mexican American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. He currently serves as an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Chicago.

Biography

The oldest of 15 children,[1] Gustavo Garcia-Siller was born in San Luis Potosí, Mexico. He entered the Missionaries of the Holy Spirit in Mexico City in 1973,[2] and was sent to the United States in 1980 to minister to migrant workers in California.[3] He also studied at St. John's Seminary in Camarillo, from where he obtained Master's degree in Divinity and a Master's in Theology.

Garcia-Siller was ordained to the priesthood on June 22, 1984,[4] and then served as an associate pastor at St. Joseph Church in Selma until 1988.[2] He furthered his studies at the Western Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESO) in Guadalajara, earning a M.A. in Psychology; and at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome.[5]

From 1990 to 1999, he served as rector of the Holy Spirit Missionaries' houses of studies in Lynwood and Long Beach and in Portland, Oregon.[5] He was rector of his order's theologate in Oxnard from 1999 to 2002, also serving in three parishes of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. He then named superior of the Holy Spirit Missionaries' vicariate for the United States and Canada in 2002.[2]

On January 24, 2003, Garcia-Siller was appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago and Titular Bishop of Oescus by Pope John Paul II.[4] He received his episcopal consecration on the following March 19 from Francis Cardinal George, O.M.I., with Bishops Raymond Goedert and Ricardo Watty Urquidi, M.Sp.S., serving as co-consecrators.[4] As an auxiliary, he serves as Episcopal Vicar for Vicariate V and the Cardinal's liaison to the Hispanic community.[5]

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