A Jesuit, Filipino, and Asian Ecclesiastical Faculty of Theology

Sunday, February 25, 2018
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Lecturer, Associate Professor of Systematic Theology and Church History

Contact Information

144, 9th Street
New Manila, 1112 Quezon City
Tel. (+63 02) 727-26-23


Holy Trinity, Introduction to Ecumenism in the Asian Context, History of Church in Asia, French Language

Areas of Interest

His teaching and research interests include Systematic Theology (Holy Trinity) and Church History, especially ancient, medieval and Asian, history of spirituality, ecumenism and the relationship between culture and faith.


Fr. Fernando is a Spanish priest, a member of the Order of Pious Schools founded by St Joseph Calasanz. He obtained his licentiate degree in Philosophy and later a doctorate degree in Theology at the Gregorian University during the period of Vatican II. Later he also obtained a licentiate degree in Philosophy at the Autonomous University of Barcelona, his native city.

He has been professor of Philosophy and Theology in various centers of learning: the Inter-Congregational Institute “Gaudium et Spes (Salamanca, Spain); the Diocesan Seminary, the Pontifical University and the Ibero-Americana University (Mexico City); the diocesan Seminary “Libermann” (Senegal) and at the Center of Saint Augustine of Dakar; the Catholic University of Central Africa (Yaounde, Cameroon) and at the St. Cyprian Theological School.

In the Philippines, Fr. Fernando is also at the Maryhill School of Theology (MST) and the Institute of Consecrated Life in Asia (ICLA). He has worked as formator in his Order and attended many theological congresses and conferences especially on ecumenism, theology and religious life. He has been also involved in frequent preaching of recollections and spiritual exercises. He has also animated schools of lay formation especially in Yaounde, Cameroon.

Research and Publications

“Dios en la literatura asiática: compasión o confesión?” Analecta Calasanctiana, n. 101 (2009): 13-78.

Vocation, Consecration Formation: Doing Discernment, Claretian Publications, Quezon City (Philippines), 2009, 84 pp.

“Mother Teresa of Calcutta in the Context of Asian Spirituality,” Religious Life Asia 12 (2010): 10-31.

El arte espiritual. La belleza de la vida interior, Ciudad Nueva, Madrid, 2010.

"Ecumenism: Biblical and Patristic Approaches," MST Review, 12 (2010): 46-83.

"The Chinese Rites Controversy," MST Review 12 (2010): 110-129.

"Book Review: Readings on Filipino Priests," MSTReview 12 (2010): 169-173.

"Les Philippines au tournant," in Histoire et Missions Chretiennes, Karthala, Paris, n. 19 (2011):125-136.

"Preparing the Episcopal Synod 2012 on New Evangelization,” MSTReview, 13, n.1 (2011): 82-91.

Book Review: Nogués R.M., Dioses, creencias y neuronas, Fragmenta editorial, Barcelona, 2011, 148-150.

"Exploring the Filipino Conversion to Christian Faith" in MST Review, 13, n.2 (2011), 31-52

"Following the footsteps of Saint Paul", Paul's Makati, 2012

"Porta Fidei": Introduction and First Reading" , MST Review, n. 14, n. 1-2, (2012), 97-110

Dieu dans la littérature africaine. En relisant les classiques africains, Gregorian and Biblical Press (GBP), Rome, 2012.

"The exception with a purpose" (The evangelization of the Philippines), in World Mission, January 2012, n. 252, 24-27.