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FATHER MARTIN CORNEJO
Father Martin Cornejo-Garcia was born in Mexico, Federal District (Mexico City), where he grew up and completed his basic education.
At the age of 21 Father Martin entered the seminary of the Order of Friars Minor (OFM) in the Franciscan Province of San Pedro and San Pablo of Michoacan, later studying phiosophy at the College of the Holy Cross of Queretaro, QRO. and Theology at St. Anthony's Seminary in El Paso, TX.
At the age of 33, Father Martin was ordained a priest in the Franciscan Order on August 2, 2001, beginning his ministry at said Franciscan Province of Michoacan.
In 2011, Father Martin came to the Diocese of Las Cruces, NM, exercising his priesthood at the San Isidro Parish, in Garfield, NM and the Cathedral of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Las Cruces, NM remaining there until 2014.
At the beginning of 2014, Father Martin was appointed Parish Administrator and Pastor of Our Lady of Grace in Artesia, NM. On March 24, 2015, His Eminence, Bishop Oscar Cantu incardinated Father Martin in the Diocese of Las Cruces. Now, Father Martin serves as a Pastor at Immaculate Conception Church in Alamogordo, NM.