Today he died in Murcia, at age 88, the diocesan priest Jesus Abenza Avilés.
His mortal remains will be watched at the Funeral of Jesus of Murcia until tomorrow at noon.
The funeral Mass, presided over by the Bishop of Cartagena, will be celebrated tomorrow, at 6:00 p.m., at the Parish of San Sebastián de Ricote.
Jesús Abenza Avilés was born in Ricote on June 15, 1931 and was baptized in the Parish of San Sebastián, in the same locality, on June 20, 1931. At 13 he entered the San José Minor Seminary, after which he went to the Seminary Mayor San Fulgencio, where he studied Philosophy and Theology.
After finishing his studies he was ordained a priest on June 29, 1955, in the chapel of the seminary by Bishop Ramón Sanahuja and Marcé, Bishop of Cartagena.
After his priestly ordination he held the following positions:
- 1955-1958: Coadjutor of the Parish of Santiago de Jumilla.
- 1958-1960: Rector of the parish of San Agustín de Ojós.
- 1959: Cura provisional regent of the Parish of San Sebastián de Ricote.
- 1960-1964: Ecconomist priest of the Parish of Our Lady of the Rosary of Tocinos Bridge (Murcia).
- 1970-1974: Treasurer of the parish of Our Lady of the Assumption of Molina de Segura.
- 1978-1980: Regent curator of the Parish of San Pedro Apóstol de Murcia.
- 1981-2013: Treasurer of the Parish of San Andrés and Santa María de La Arrixaca de Murcia.
- 2013: Collaborator of the Parish of San Andrés and Santa María de La Arrixaca de Murcia.
In addition, he has held other positions such as:
- 1960-1963: Confessor of the San José Minor Seminary.
- 1963-1964: JACE Counselor.
- 1964-1967: Vice-rector of the San Fulgencio Major Seminary.
- 1964-1969: Professor of Logic, Introduction to Philosophy and General Pedagogy at the San Fulgencio Major Seminary.
- 1967-1969: Rector of the San Fulgencio Major Seminary.
- 1968-1971: Member of the Presbyteral Council.
- 1969-1970: Rector of the San Fulgencio School of Granada.
- 1972-1974: Spiritual Director of the IES Vega del Táder de Molina de Segura.
- 1974-1978: Resides outside the Diocese, to study in Rome.
- 1978-1979: Professor of Religion at the ATS School of La Arrixaca de Murcia.
- 1978-1996: Professor of Religion in the Institute No. 5 of Murcia.
- 1978-1996: Professor of Religion at the IES El Carmen de Murcia.
- 1980-1981: Chaplain of the Poor Clares of Murcia.
- 1981-1985: Diocesan Councilor of the Christian Family Movement of Murcia.
Rest in peace.
Source: Obispado de Cartagena