Virgilio Elizondo is a Mexican American, Roman Catholic priest who divides his time between his parish in San Antonio, Texas, and teaching at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana. He is a major theologian in liberation theology and Hispanic theology. He has been named by Time Magazine as one of our most innovative spiritual leaders. He is well known for his book, Galilean Journey: The Mexican-American Promise, which examines the similarities between Jesus' Galilean background and the mestizo experience. He was designated as the co-recipient of the 2007 Community of Christ International Peace Award along with Dolores Huerta. In 1997, he was awarded the Laetare Medal, the University of Notre Dame's highest honor.