A Jesuit, Filipino, and Asian Ecclesiastical Faculty of Theology

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Ronald M. Bagley, C.J.M., D.Min.alt
Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology and Pastoral Ministry
Contact Information

St. John Eudes House of Formation
10 Sweden Street
Loyola Grand Villas
Pansol, Quezon City
Tel. (+63 2) 426 0474


Theology of Ministry, Ethics in Pastoral Care and Ministry, Ecclesiology, Introduction to the Mystery of Faith

Areas of Interest

Pastoral Theology, Empowering the Leadership of the Baptized, Spiritual Direction, Youth and Young Adult Ministry, Prison Ministry, French School of Spirituality, Eudist Spirituality, Ongoing Formation of Priests, Retreat Giving for Priests and Religious


Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, St. John Vianney Seminary, East Aurora, NY (USA)
Bachelor in Theology, University of Ottawa, Ottawa (Canada)
Masters in Pastoral Theology, St. Paul University, Ottawa (Canada)
Certificate of Advanced Studies in Youth Ministry, St. Mary’s University and Seminary, Baltimore MD (USA)
Doctor of Ministry, Andover Newton Theological School, Newton Centre MA (USA)


As a seminarian for the Diocese of Buffalo, Ron earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from St. John Vianney Seminary in East Aurora, NY. Shortly after that, he joined the Congregation of Jesus and Mary (Eudist Fathers) and continued his studies in theology at the University of Ottawa and St. Paul University in Ottawa, Ontario (Canada). Fr. Ron was ordained a priest on May 13, 1977 at St. Amelia Church in Tonawanda NY. His early years of ministry were with youth and young adult ministry, especially the formation of adult leaders. For more than 20 years he taught in the National Youth Ministry Certificate Program, sponsored by the Center for Ministry Development, teaching in more than 35 dioceses across the USA and Canada. He also served as Diocesan Director of Young Adult Ministry.
He was a graduate of the first batch of the Certificate of Advanced Studies in Youth Ministry (St. Mary’s, Baltimore). In 1990 he completed his Doctor of Ministry at Andover Newton Theological School (Newton Centre MA) having concentrated on the development of collaboration and empowerment in Catholic parish leadership. Fr. Ron was the founding director of the St. John Eudes Center, a national resource in the USA for ministry and leadership formation. He also served as a parish priest, prison minister, part time seminary instructor and teacher in the diocesan ministry formation program. In 2006, he was a member of the founding community of the Eudist Fathers in the Philippines. Since his arrival he has been involved in the initial formation of seminarians, ongoing formation of priests and lay leadership development. He is an adjunct staff member of the St. John Mary Vianney Galilee Center in Tagaytay. He is currently the Provincial Delegate to the Philippines and Local Superior for the Eudists.

Come and Live in Your Servants: Images of the Human in the French School of Spirituality (ed.) Buffalo, NY: St. John Eudes Center, 2003.

Open Wide the Doors to Christ: Incarnational Spirituality in the French School of Spirituality (ed.) Buffalo, NY: St. John Eudes Center, 2000.

Sharing God’s Word through the Year: A Guide for Small Groups of Young Adults (3 volumes) Naugatuck, CT: Center for Ministry Development, 1998.

Connecting Young Adults to the Word: A Guide for Homilists and Liturgy Planners (3 volumes). Naugatuck, CT: Center for Ministry Development, 1999.

"The Heart of Mary, Model of Love: Marian Dimension of the Millennium Preparation," Marian Studies: Vol. 50, Article 10 (1999).

Alive in the Spirit: Prayer in the French School of Spirituality (ed.) Buffalo, NY: St. John Eudes Center, 1998.

Alive for God in Christ Jesus: Contemporary Significance of the French School of Spirituality (ed.) Buffalo, NY: St. John Eudes Center, 1995.

Young Adult Ministry: A Book of Readings (ed.). Naugatuck, CT: Center for Ministry Development, 1987.