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Jorge Angel Sardinas

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Sardinas, Jorge Angel, was born Oct. 2, 1950, in Havana, Cuba. He attended Instituto Edison in Havana for six years, and arrived in south Florida at the age of 10. He attended South Hialeah Elementary, Hialeah Elementary, Corpus Christi School in Wynwood and Robert E. Lee Jr. High School in Miami. In the ninth grade, he entered St. John Vianney Minor Seminary in Miami. He obtained a bachelor's degree in arts in 1973 from St. John Vianney; a master's in divinity in 1976 from St. Vincent de Paul Major Seminary in Boynton Beach; and a master's in theology, again from St. Vincent de Paul Seminary, in 1977. He was ordained for the Archdiocese of Miami on May 14, 1977, by the late Archbishop Coleman F. Carroll. After his ordination, Father Sardiñas served as associate pastor at St. Mary Cathedral in Miami (1977-78); associate pastor of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Immokalee (1978-79); associate pastor at St. Francis de Sales on Miami Beach (1979-81); associate pastor at St. Augustine in Coral Gables (1982-85); associate pastor at St. Helen in Fort Lauderdale (1987-89); associate pastor at Holy Family in North Miami (1990); and associate pastor at St. Richard, Miami (1994-97). He served as campus minister at Florida International University from 1985-87, while living at St. Agatha Parish. He also taught at Msgr. Edward Pace High School from 1993-94. He studied at Catholic University of America from 1981-82; was a member of the faculty at St. John Vianney Seminary from 1985-87; and obtained his art degree from the University of Florida (1990-92). He had been a fulltime faculty member at St. Thomas University since 1997 and helped out on the weekends at Our Lady of the Lakes in Miami Lakes. Deceased: Tuesday, September 14, 2004. Thursday, September 16, 2004 Wake: St. Anthony Chapel St. Thomas University, 16400 Northwest 32 Avenue, Miami, 5-10 pm. Prayer Service at 7 p.m. Mass of Resurrection, Friday, 10:30 a.m. Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church, 15801 Northwest 67 Avenue, Miami Lakes. Family: Father Jorge Sardinas' family includes cousins Sarah Saborido, Luis Arrizurieta, Sylvia Roepke of South Florida; his brother Alfredo Sardinas of the Dominican Republic and many nieces and nephews. Donations: In lieu of flowers, donations are encouraged to: The Father Jorge Sardinas Memorial Fund for St. Anthony Chapel, St. Thomas University, 16400 NW 32 Avenue or Our Lady of the Lakes Art Docent Program, 15801 NW 67 Avenue, Miami Lakes, FL 33014.
Published in Sun-Sentinel on Sept. 16, 2004
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