Rev. Padre Víctor Caviedes

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Fr.  Victor  A. Caviedes

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           Fr. Victor was born on the 21st day of May in Lima, capital of Perú. He is the 5th of seven children. His parents Andrés y Modesta gave him an education in faith and good example. Since very young he was part of the group of Altar Servers in the Church of the Good Shepherd where he attend catecheses. When he was 13 years old he went to Arequipa to the preseminary of Lambramani with the Discalced Carmelite religious where he pass three years studying part of the high school in the Conciliar Seminary San Jerónimo in Arequipa (1970). Dew to the lack of priests he left the Seminary and came back to Lima where he finished High School and began to prepare to enter the University. At sixteen years old he was active in the Marian Youth Group in the parish of Our Lady of Mercy in Lima, he was president of the group for many years. In 1974 he enter the University Saint Martin de Porres to study Psychology. He graduated subsequently and then he receive his licence, collegiate in the College of Psychology in Lima. He worked in the General Hospital of Bravo Chico in Lima. His desire for the priesthood pushed him to study Philosophy in the Faculty Pontifical Civil of Lima; as student for two years (1981-1982). He worked in his own private consulting room; in the Criminology Institute of Investigation Police of Perú; He was a professor in The College of Officials of the National Police; Professor of the Catechetical-Pedagogic Superior Institute of the Archdiocese of Lima and professor in Theology Superior Institute in the Faculty of Pontifical Civil of Lima; he worked as adviser Psychological in the archbishopric of Lima with the civil personal, priests, seminarists and other religious institutions in the area of Psychological Evaluation, Personal Selection, Orientation Vocational and Counselor. In 1987 and 1988, he received a scholarship from the State and study Educational Administration in the University of Lima. 

He worked as sub-director of the Mary Queen of World private High School in La Molina, Lima. Always kept himself busy with pastoral work as a psychologist, he helped different groups, children and families in the Educational Center of Child Jesus of Praga of the religious congregation of the sisters of Good Shepherd of Lima. Religious Sisters of Assumption in the very populous zone and marginal of the Flores in Zarate, Lima also to the Fathers Sacramentinos that work in a very popular zone in Las Flores, Lima; giving support to different religious communities as psychological counselor.

He had an unconditional support during years to spiritual direction and his vocational discernment with Fr. Ignacio Muggiro SJ. Fr. Jean Leblanc SS. and Fr. José Allemany SJ. 

In 1992, he travel to Madrid, Spain to study and take one's doctor degree in Social Psychology, in Autonomous University of Madrid. He had as spiritual director Fr. José Allemany SJ. to prepare his discernment and take a final decision to be a priest. There he had an opportunity to know Fr. Celestino Gutierrez a missionary Priest that worked with the Hispanic Community in Venice Diocese in Florida, USA. At the same time Fr. Celestino introduced him to the Bishop of Venice that was visiting Madrid.

 

When he finish his doctorate he started studies in the Pontifical University of Comillas of Jesuits in Madrid, Spain.
In October 1997 he travel to USA and came to work as seminarian to Jesus the Worker Church in Fort Myers for almost two years. Afterward he received the manor orders of Acolit and Lector. He was destine to Holy Cross Church in Palmetto with Fr. Nicanor Lobato. Hispanic Apostolate Director. He recieve the Order of Deacon in April 1999 and was destine to Our Lady Queen of Heaven Church in LaBelle. At the end of six month in October 22 of 1999 was ordained as Diocesan Priest by Bishop John Nevins in the Cathedral of Venice in Florida. Was named Pastoral Vicar and as Priest in charge of the Hispanic Ministry in Hendry County; where he was faithful to his priesthood and plenary session service to the immigrants of that community; in 2004 is appointed parochial vicar of the Missions of Jesus Obrero and San Jose, in the city of Fort Myers, where he continuously develops his pastoral work with the immigrants of the County of Lee to this moment. 

The work of father Victor not only is it centered in the local scope of Fort Myers but to levels of the rural area of the fields of Labelle where he began his priesthood counting on the permanent support of the immigrants, institutions of the government and different churches.