Upcoming Scotus Day Event
Nov 8, 2023 at 4 pm
In presence and online
The Franciscan vision of the economy, which had a remarkable development during the 13th-15th centuries, remains relevant today. This fact was recently recognized by Pope Francis who wants to promote a more fraternal economic system, more attentive to the poor and the environment.
Prof. Gilberto Cavazos-González, OFM is a Friar Minor (Franciscan) and a scholar of the Theological Study of Christian Spirituality. A former-pastor and youth evangelizer in San Antonio, TX, Gilberto taught spirituality studies for 15 years at the Catholic Theological Union (Chicago) before moving to Rome to work at the Pontifical University Antonianum. In March of 2020 he was named Secretary of the Pontifical Academy of Mary International (PAMI) by Pope Francisco. In June of 2022 the Pope freed him from his position with PAMI so that he can be the John Duns Scotus Chair of Franciscan Spirituality and Professor of Spirituality at CTU.
Brother Gilberto has preached many retreats and parish missions and has spoken at academic conferences in the United States, Mexico, Europe and South America. He has written several books on Christian, Latina/o and Franciscan spirituality. His book, Tradiciones of Our Faith: A Resource for Intercultural Faith Sharing was awarded an ILBA (International Latino Book Award) in 2014. More recently, he wrote the chapter on Spirituality Studies for the Blackwell Companion to Latino/a Theology.
He is currently writing a book on Liberation Spirituality in the Process of Canonization of St. Clare of Assisi and another book on the Marian Spirituality of Sor Juana de la Cruz Vasquez Gutierrez, Spanish Franciscan sister who was a mystic, a pastor and a preacher to royalty, prelates, nuns and her parishioners in the early 1500s.
N.B.: Gilberto does not like to be called father, he prefers Professor or Brother or simply Gilberto and please do not forget the O at the end of his name.
Talk given for my installation as Scotus chair: "Scotus and the Study of Franciscan Spirituality"