Msgr. Lawrence Battle was called to his eternal rest on June 22, 2013 in Palm Springs.
He was born in Ottawa, Canada on December 14, 1919 to Henry Joseph and Mary Agnes Battle.
He was ordained to the priesthood on February 2, 1949 in the Basilica of Notre Dame in Ottawa by Archbishop Alexandre Vachon. He was invited to come to the Diocese of San Diego in 1959 by Bishop Charles Buddy.