Fr. Paul Arnel Lucero, SMM was born on June 28, 1967 in Argao, Cebu, Philippines. After finishing Bachelor of Arts Major in Philosophy in 1992, he joined the Montfort Missionaries as one of the six novices and made his first religious profession in May of following year. He studied Theology at Maryhill School of Theology in Manila where he obtained his Masters Degree specialized in Sacred Scriptures. In 1998, he was ordained to the priesthood and then was sent to work with the Montfort Mission Team of the Philippine Delegation. After two years working with the less privileged people, he was sent to study Spirituality at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. In February 2003, he was granted the degree of Licentiate in Sacred Theology, Major in Spirituality, summa cum laude. He wrote this work: “THE PATH TO MYSTICAL UNION WITH CHRIST-WISDOM ACCORDING TO ST. LOUIS MARIE DE MONTFORT” as his Licentiate Thesis Paper.
Since his return to the Philippines in 2003 up to the present, he has been assigned as Superior and Formator of the Filipino scholastics. He likewise works as a part time professor in two Theological Schools in Manila. He preaches retreats and recollections as well as accompanies religious and lay people alike in their spiritual journey.
With the author’s permission, we have today the privilege to publish a thesis written by Father Paul Arnel Lucero, SMM. We sincerely thank him for sharing with us his precious discoveries concerning particularly: « LOVE OF ETERNAL WISDOM ». Heartfelt thanks also to Sr. Desneiges Giroux, fdls, missionary in the Philippines, who put us in contact with Father Paul Arnel.
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