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Magner_Rich_Yellow_HeadshotThe Most Reverend Ricardo Ramírez, Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Las Cruces, New Mexico, will ordain three Jesuits to the priesthood on Saturday, June 9, at 10 a.m. The Mass of Ordination will be at Sacred Heart Chapel at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. Two of the Jesuits to be ordained are from the California Province. The third Jesuit to be ordained is Richard P. Magner from the Oregon Province.

Rev. Mr. Magner, S.J. was born in 1961 in Fort Worth, Texas. He entered the Society of Jesus in August 2005 and professed first vows in August 2007. He studied philosophy at St. Michael's Institute in Spokane, Washington. During regency, Magner taught religion at Seattle Preparatory School in Seattle, Washington. He completed a master of divinity degree in May 2012 at the Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley, California.

Magner was raised in Houston, Texas. He graduated from Strake Jesuit College Preparatory School in 1980. Prior to entering the Jesuits, Magner earned a bachelor of science degree in zoology and master of business administration degree from Texas A & M University. He had worked as an accountant/credit analyst for several major corporations in Houston.

A Mass of Thanksgiving will be celebrated on Sunday, June 10th at 10:00 AM at the Chapel of the Novitiate of the Three Companions in Culver City, California. In the fall, Fr. Magner will serve the Assiniboine, Gros Ventre and Metis Native American communities at St. Paul Mission in Hays, Montana.

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