Olivio O Teodoro, OFM
1934 – 1989
Bishop Olivio Obalhe Teodoro, OFM, was born on April 15, 1934 in Araguari, Minas Gerais, Brazil. When the American friars arrived in Goias, Olivio was an altar server in Pires do Rio, one of the four parishes assigned to the friars from Holy Name Province. After high school, he began studying for a banking career.
However, he entered the Franciscan novitiate in 1956, professing temporary vows one year later. He spent one year at Holy Name College in Washington before returning to Petropolis to complete his theological studies. He made his solemn profession in 1961 and was ordained a priest in 1964.
For 20 years, Bishop Olivio served as pastor or associate pastor in Goiânia, Quirinópolis, Catalão, San Miguel do Araguaia, and Ceres. In 1984, he was elected head of the Custody of the Most Holy Name, and was reelected in 1987. He was named coadjutor bishop of Cristalãndia and ordained in 1987, succeeding Bishop James Schuck less than a year later.
Bishop Olivio died on Sept. 29, 1989 in São Paulo’s Heart Institute in Brazil. He was 55 years old, a professed friar for 31 years, a priest for 24 years, and a bishop for two years.