• Leonardo Marin-Saavedra
  • Consecrated 15 June, 2003
  • Patriarchy of Saint Lawrence

Life History

Brother Leonardo Marin-Saavedra was born in the municipality of Puerto Nare, Department of Antioquia, Republic of Colombia (South America) on December 17 (1955). He was baptized by the Roman Rite by the presbyter Carlos Arturo Duque-Ramírez, on January 8 (1956), in the Parish San Luis Beltrán of Puerto Nare (Antioquia), and registered by his parents civilly in the Mayor's Office of Floridablanca, Department of Santander, Republic of Colombia on August 30 (1956). He was confirmed by the Roman Rite in the city of Madrid on August 7, 1970.

Legitimate son of Francisco Antonio Marín-Aguilar (Marún-Morón), and Zoraida Saavedra-Silva. Maternal Grandparents: Luis Felipe Saavedra-Rodríguez and Maria de la Cruz Silva-Rueda. Paternal Grandparents: Francisco Antonio Marin (Marún)-Morón and María Alejandrina Aguilar-Moros.

His biological parents contracted holy marriage for the Roman Rite on 25 December (1948), in the Parish of the Sacred Heart of Jesus of the city of Barrancabermeja, Department of Santander, Republic of Colombia. Occupation religious ceremony priest José Arango-Uribe (SJ). They were godparents of the wedding: Juan de Dios Saavedra-Silva and Sara Saavedra-Silva. When the man of God reached his 20th birthday, he made vows of poverty, chastity and obedience, and gave his life to Christ by entering the Missionary Order of the Anglican Monks Missionaries of San Lawrence (1975). He was ordained deacon on August 7 (1987), and priest on December 8 (1988), in the city of Bogotá, Capital of Colombia.

On July 21 (1997), in the city of Medellín, Department of Antioquia, Colombia, Bishop Juan Bautista García-Germain of Puerto Rico and delegate for the Anglican Church in America (The Anglican Church in America) On its faith a 'Sub Conditional Ordination' to officially incorporate it into the Anglican Continent Movement of the Americas and support its mission for the Christian world. His Excellency was consecrate as Bishop on 15 June, 2003 in Huntington Beach city, California, United States.

Brother Leonardo has a degree in Philosophy, Bachelor of Theology, Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and Literature, Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Theology, Doctor of Divinity, PhD in Drama and Doctor of Business Administration. He has a doctorate in communications and computer technology. I work as a teacher at all levels including the university for more than 25 consecutive years.

Brother Leonardo Marin-Saavedra has been as assistant consecrator for the following four bishops. The first time was for the consecration of Patrick Leone from Montreal, Quebec, Canada, in Montreal city, which took place on 21 July, 2005 in primate Chapel (Gallican). This first consecration was for the "Gallican Catholic Church of Canada and Frence" with its Archbishop Gilles Trambley (still living) serving as chief consecrator. The second time was for the consecration of Seaver Brian Xavier from Troy, NY, USA, in London, Ontario, Canada, which took place on 6 May, 2006 in Christ the king Roman Catholic Church. This second consecration was for the "Old Roman Catholic Church" with its Archbishop Boniface Grosvold (died 2016) serving as chief consecrator. The third time was for the consecration of Munoz-Mujica Rodolfo Jose from Celaya, Guanajuato, Mexico, on 23 April, 2011 in Rural Celaya Chapel to the "Free Episcopal Church of Brazil", which its the Archbishop Ricardo Lorite de Lima (still living) from Brazil serving as chief consecrator. The fourth time was the consecration of Mohal Lal from India, which took place on 8 December, 2014 in Ixthux primate chapel in London, England (UK). This fourth consecration was for "The IXThux Church of UK", which its the Archbishop Evangelou from England as chief consecrator.