Skip to main content

About CWC

Most Rev. Gustavo Garcia-Siller, MSpS

Most Rev. Gustavo Garcia-Siller, MSpS

Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller was named Archbishop of San Antonio by Pope Benedict XVI on October 14, 2010.

In his hometown of San Luis Potosi, S.L.P., Mexico the eldest of 15 children, he grew up sweeping floors, washing windows among other responsibilities in the family furniture store until he was 16 years old. He holds a Masters degree in Theology and Divinity, a Masters in Philosophy, and a Masters in Psychology.

In 1975, Archbishop Gustavo professed as a member of the Missionaries of the Holy Spirit. He was sent to the United States by his order in 1980, where he worked closely with the immigrant community. He was ordained a priest in 1984, and became a citizen of the United States in 1998.

His priestly service has taken many forms, including ministering to communities with varied cultural backgrounds. Much of the archbishop’s work with his order involved the formation of the men of his religious order. Archbishop Gustavo has held several leadership positions for the Missionaries of the Holy Spirit.

He was appointed by Pope John Paul II and ordained an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Chicago in 2003.

On a national level, Archbishop Gustavo has served on a number of committees for the United Sates Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).