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Dr. Emilio G. Chavez


Dr. Emilio G. Chavez was born in Cuba and came to Miami as a young child in 1961. He has studied in theological institutes in various countries, including Harvard Divinity School and the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome. He spent several years in the Order of Preachers (Dominicans, in Mexico and the U.S.) and Discalced Carmelites (Dominican Republic and Spain). In 2013, Dr. Chavez spent several months experiencing the eremitical life in the countryside near Savigno (Province of Bologna), Italy with a group of hermits called Eremiti con San Francesco.


  • Doctorate in Biblical Theology from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas in Rome (Angelicum), 2000
  • License in Sacred Theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University, 1998
  • Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School, 1981
  • B.A. in Philosophy from Florida State University

Representative Publications

  1. Dissertation on the Gospel of Mark was published by the Edwin Mellen Press
  2. Wrote a regular column for The Florida Catholic.
  3. Wrote a weekly biblical column for Cristonautas, a catechetical organization
  4. Published numerous articles in Spanish and English, especially on biblical topics,
  5. His writings can be found on


  • Dr. Chavez was professor of Sacred Scripture at Saint Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary in Boynton Beach, FL, where he taught 1999-2013
  • He is also interested in spirituality (especially the great Catholic mystical doctors) and in Judaism, and chaired the seminary’s Committee on Ecumenism and Interreligious Dialogue

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