Salamanca, Spain. On November 30th the University of Salamanca provided the backdrop to the presentation of the three volumes of the “Philosophical and Theological writings” of Fr Augusto Andrés Ortega CMF, published by the prestigious Biblioteca de Autores Cristianos (BAC).
It was a well-deserved posthumous tribute almost thirty years after the Author’s death (1983).).
Fr Augusto Andrés, Missionary from the Province of Bética, was a teacher in more than a dozen institutions of international renown (amongst them the Claretianum in Rome, the Pontifical University of Salamanca and the International University Menéndez Pelayo), and author of hundreds of pages of philosophical and theological reflections.
A quiet collaborator on congregational projects of major importance, like the deepening of our awareness of the spirit and mission of St Anthony Mary Claret, the post-conciliar renewal of the Congregation or the direction of our centres of study, Fr Augusto Andrés was a well respected figure amongst the best Spanish philosophers and thinkers in the second half of the 20th century, and he established extremely valuable and important links between the faith, passion for the Gospel and culture.
In attendance during the presentation were Claretians from the academic world of the universities, such as Mons. Fernando Sebastián Aguilar, Archbishop Emeritus of Pamplona and Frs José Luis Caballero, Manuel Carasco, Ildefonso Murillo and José Cristo Rey García Paredes, who have been key figures in the rescue of Fr Augusto’s written works.