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OLR Vocations
Every Christian has a vocation. Most people are called to marriage or a single life, but some are called to dedicated service in the Church. This page focuses on men and women from Our Lady of Refuge who answered the call to dedicated Church service. Some grew up in our parish. Others became parishioners while attending college, serving in the military or working in or near Long Beach. Each person has his or her unique story.

Fr. Manny Bravo

Archdiocese of Los Angeles

Fr. Thomas Francis C.F.R. 

Community of Franciscan
Friars of the Renewal

Fr. Chris Cartwright, S.J.

Society of Jesus (Jesuits)

Deacon Witold Engel 
and His Wife Carmen 

Archdiocese of Denver

 Sister Jean Erickson, F.M.A.

Salesian Sisters 
(Daughters of Mary 
Help of Christians)

Deacon Roger Faubert
and His Wife Ellen

Archdiocese of Los Angeles

Fr. John-Henry (Edward)
Hanson, O.Praem.

Norbertine Fathers

Fr. Ernest Montoya

Archdiocese of Santa Fe

 Father Wayne Noble

Archdiocese of Los Angeles

Fr. Michael Ronayne, OFM Cap.

Capuchin Franciscan Fathers

Fr. Thomas Schweitzer

Archdiocese of Los Angeles

Fr. Robert Stein, S.D.B.

Salesians of St. John Bosco


Fr. Thomas Weise

Diocese of Juneau, Alaska