Biographical Information on Bishop Álvaro Corrada, S.J.
April 1, 2005 at 6:11 PM CST - Updated July 26 at 7:20 PM
Born in Sunturce, Puerto Rico in 1942, Bishop Corrada received his first formation at the public schools of his hometown, Morovis,Puerto Rico.
In 1955 he entered the Minor Seminary of San Ildefonso, Puerto Rico.
In 1960 he joined the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), New YorkProvince at St. Andrew on Hudson, Poughkeepsie, New York.
Bishop Corrada studied Philosophy at Shub Oak, New York, a College of Fordham University, Bronx, New York. He studied Theology at Woodstock College, New York City.
The Most Reverend Miguel Rodriguez, CSsR, ordained him a priest on July 6, 1974 at his hometown of Morovis, Puerto Rico. After ordination he continued theological studies at the Institute Catholic, Paris, France.
From 1977-1980 he was Director of spiritual retreats at the Jesuit House, in Manresa, Puerto Rico.
From 1980-1983 he was assistant Pastor at Nativity Parish, New York City.
From 1983-1985 he worked as Pastoral Director of the Northeast Pastoral Center, New York.
His Holiness John Paul II named him Auxiliary Bishop of Washington, D.C. on May 30, 1985 and was ordained Bishop on August 4, 1985 by His Eminence Cardinal James Hickey, Archbishop of Washington, D.C. at the Basilica of the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, D.C.
In 1997 His Holiness, John Paul II appointed Bishop Corrada, Apostolic Administrator Sede Plena of the Diocese of Caguas, Puerto Rico.
In 1998 Bishop Corrada was appointed Apostolic Administrator Sede Vacante of the Diocese.
On December 5, 2000 His Holiness John Paul II appointed Bishop Corrada, third Bishop of the Diocese of Tyler, Texas.
His installation took place in Tyler on the 30th of January 2001.