Editor’s note: This article has been updated.
Bishop J. Peter Sartain of Joliet, Ill., will be installed as archbishop of Seattle on Dec. 1, succeeding Archbishop Alex Brunett.
The youngest of five children, James Peter Sartain was born to Catherine and Pete Sartain in 1952. Their Memphis, Tenn., home was dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and was the site for the family’s regular recitation of the Rosary. Interaction with priests and religious sisters was a normal part of his youth, which enabled the young Sartain to be open to his priestly calling. His response to that call was gradual and was solidified in college.
Archbishop-elect Sartain, 58, has degrees from St. Meinrad College...READ MORE