Fr. Martín Martínez Larios
VI Definitor • Province of Saint Albert, Mexico
Fr. Martin was born 29 July 1966 in Apatzingan Michoacan, Mexico. He entered the Order 1 September 1984, making his First Profession 7 August 1986. From 1986 to 1988, he studied for a Baccalaureate in Philosophy at the Palafoxiam Seminary in Puebla. This was followed from 1988 to 1992 by his studies for a Baccalaureate in Theology at the Colegio Maximo of Christ the King S.J. in Mexico City. He made his Solemn Profession 7 August 1991 at the Sabatina Church in Mexico. He was ordained a Deacon in Pisa, Italy 1993 and a Priest 20 July 1994 in Guadalajara Jalisco, Mexico. He continued his studies for a Licence in Sacred Scripture 1993-1996 in Rome at the Pontifical Biblical Institute. From October 2007 to June 2008, he studied for a Masters Degree in Mysticism at CITeS, Avila, Spain. In December 2015, he was conferred with a Doctorate in Theology at the Pontifical University of Comillas. His doctoral thesis was entitled “Biblical roots of Teresian Mysticism”.
Offices in the Carmelite Order:
Formation: Master of Theology Students, 1997-8; Master of Novices, 1999-2001; Master of Postulants, 2003-2004.
Government: Counsellor for Formation, 1999-2001 and 2001-2004; Prior of St. Joachim, Mexico; Prior at Alba de Tormes (Spain) 2009-2012; Prior of San Angel, 2015.
Professor: Introductory courses on Sacred Scripture and Writings of St. Paul at the Colegio Maximo of Christ the King S.J., (CMCR); OCD Centre for Studies of Human Values (CEVHAC); Mexican Institute of Intercongregational Theological Formation (IFTIM) and at the OFM Institute of Theology (OFM).
He served as Vice Director of CEVHAC 1996-1999 and as its Director in the years 2005-2007 and 2016-2021.
Writings: Books published by St. Teresa Editorial, Mexico: “Elías el que está de pie ante el rostro de Dios” 2004 and “Sor Isabel discípula de san Pablo” 2007. Also articles on “La contemplación en Elías” in “La Biblia libro de contemplación” CITeS, Ávila, 2010 and “Maria en la Biblia” in ‘Myriam’ 2013.