I started my education in kindergarten at the Pierre Gustav Beauregard Elementary School in New Orleans, Louisiana.
I attended First Grade at a parochial school in St. Louis, Missouri.
I attended Second Grade at a public school in Cherryvale, Kansas.
I attended Third Grade at Holy Family School in Houston, Texas.
I attended Fourth through Eighth Grades in Wolvin Elementary School in Texas City, Texas.
I attended High School at Central High School in Texas City, graduating in 1941 as Valedictorian of my class.
I matriculated at Rice Institute (now Rice University) in Houston, Texas in 1942. My architectural studies at Rice were interrupted by the Second World War when I was called to active duty in the United States Army Air Corps in the summer of 1943.
I resumed by architectural studies at the University of Houston in 1945, graduating with a Bachelor of Science Degree in 1950.
I did postgraduate studies at the University of Fribourg in Switzerland in 1950-51.
I began my philosophy and theology studies at the Saint Vincent Seminary, Latrobe, Pennsylvania in 1953, graduating with a Master of Divinity Degree in 1959.
In recognition of my leadership in the pro-life movement in State of Florida (Province of Miami) in the years 1971-76 I was awarded the Degree of Doctor of Laws (honoris causa) by Saint Leo College in 1976.