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Dominican priest dies at 101 in Philippines

Father Pedro Gonzalez Tejero OP (Photo supplied)

One of the longest-serving Dominican priests as a spiritual director in the Philippines’ Central Seminary, Manila died on August 4.

Father Pedro Gonzalez Tejero was a 101-year-old from Palencia, Spain.

Ordained a Dominican priest in Illinois in 1947, Father Tejero served in various capacities in his motherland, Spain, and in the Philippines.

In the Philippines, he taught at the Colegio de San Juan de Letran from 1949-1954, was Prior of the Santo Domingo Convent in Quezon City, from 1954-1957, and Superior of the House of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary in Binondo, Manila from 1986-1989, among others.

He was a member of the Dominican Province of the Most Holy Rosary. He served as a professor at the University of Santo Tomas from 1979 until his retirement.

From 1990 to 2013, he was one of the Central Seminary's longest-serving spiritual directors. 


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