Gilberto Cavazos-González, O.F.M.
Director of the Hispanic Theology and Ministry Program
M.Div., Catholic Theological Union; M.A., Incarnate Word University; S.T.L., S.T.D. Pontificium Atheneum Antonianum, Rome
Gilberto Cavazos-González, O.F.M., is a Franciscan scholar, and Professor of Spirituality and Director of the Hispanic Ministry Program at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. He is also the President-elect of the Academy of Catholic Hispanic Theologians of the United States (ACHTUS). As a Latino Spiritualogian, Gilberto has a particular concern for the relationship of Christian spirituality, Catholic social teaching and pastoral ministry. His academic research interests include medieval spirituality, Franciscanism, and both the Spanish and Mesoamerican roots of contemporary Hispanic/Latin@ spirituality.
He has published a number of articles and essays some of which include: “La Cotidianidad Divina: A Latin@ Method of Spirituality” in Journal of Hispanic/Latino Theology Sept 2007 [http://www.latinotheology.org/2008/latinoa_method_spirituality]; “You Don’t Pay me Enough”: La Salvadora Kenotica in US Film and Television February 2009 [http://www.latinotheology.org/2009/la_salvadora_kenotica] as well as entries for the Encyclopedia of Hispanic American Religious Culture, (ABC-CLIO 2009).
He recently published his first books Greater than a Mother’s Love: The Spirituality of Francis and Clare of Assisi (University of Scranton Press 2010) and Beyond Piety: Christian Spirituality, Justice and Liberation (Wipf & Stock 2010). His third book Tradiciones of our Faith: A Resource for Intercultural Faith Sharing (World Library Publications 2010) will be out later this year.