Prof. Gilberto Cavazos -González, OFM is a Franciscan with a Doctorate in Spirituality from the Pontifical University Antonianum (Roma). A former parish priest and youth evangelizer in San Antonio, TX, Gilberto taught Spirituality Studies for over 15 years at the Catholic Theological Union (Chicago) and is full professor of spirituality. He is the director of Educational Technology at the Antonianum and developing in an online program in Christian and Franciscan Life.
He has preached retreats and parish missions since the 1980s. He has been invited to speak in academic conferences in the USA, Mexico, Europe and South America. He has authored several books in Christian, Latin@ and Franciscan Spirituality. His book, Tradiciones of Our Faith: A Resource for Intercultural Faith Sharing, was awarded an International Latino Book Award in 2014. More recently, he authored the Chapter on Spirituality Studies for the Blackwell Companion to Latino/a Theology.
Presently he is writing a book on the Marian spirituality of Sr. Juana de la Cruz Vasquez Gutierrez, Spanish Franciscan sister who was a mystic, a pastor and a prolific preacher in the early 1500s.