Rico P. Ponce
Rico P. Ponce
Rico P. Ponce

Fr. Rico P. Ponce, O.Carm. Ph.D. S.Th.D.

A. Personal Information

Last Name

Ponce

First Name

Rico

Middle Name

Palaca

 
 

Date of Birth

28 February 1969

Place of Birth

Solangon, San Juan, Siquijor, Philippines

Gender

Male

Nationality

Filipino

Civil Status

Single

Permanent Address

Order of Carmelites, # 26 Acacia St. New Manila, 1112 Quezon City, Philippines

Present Address

# 31 Acacia St. New Manila, 1112 Quezon City, Philippines
rico.ponce@isa.org.ph
Tel. (+63-2) 721 33 91
Tel/Fax (+63-2) 725 81 67
Mobile # 0919 608 52 88

Present Function

Executive Director
Institute of Spirituality in Asia
# 28 Acacia St. New Manila,
1112 Quezon City, Philippines
Website: www.isa.org.ph

B. EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

1977-1983 Primary Education

Solangon, San Juan, Siquijor

1983-1986 Secondary Education

St. John High School, San Juan, Siquijor

1986- 1990 Undergraduate Education
             (Bachelor of Arts in Sociology)

Mount Carmel College, Escalante City, Negros Occidental

1993-1997 Theological Studies
                    (MA in Pastoral Ministry)

Inter-congregational Theological Center- Our Lady of the Angels Seminary , Bagbag, Quezon City

2000-2006 PhD in Theology
Doctorate in Sacred Theology (STD)

Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen, The Netherlands

C. CARMELITE / RELIGIOUS LIFE

June 5, 1993 Simple Profession of Vows

Titus Brandsma Center, # 24 Acacia St. New Manila, Quezon City

June 1, 1997 Solemn Profession of Vows

Titus Brandsma Center, # 24 Acacia St. New Manila, Quezon City

May 12, 1998 Diaconate Ordination

Titus Brandsma Center, # 24 Acacia St. New Manila, Quezon City

December 21, 1998 Priestly Ordination

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, Escalante City, Negros Occidental

1998- 2000 Rector

                     Assistant Pastor

Mount Carmel Minor Seminary, New Escalante, Negros Occidental

Mount Carmel Parish, Escalante, Negros Occidental

2000-2006 Further Study

Nijmegen, the Netherlands

2006-2011 Rector

Director for Academics

Carmelite Student Friary, New Manila, Quezon City

Institute of Spirituality in Asia, New Manila, Quezon City

2011 til at Present
 Executive Director

Institute of Spirituality in Asia, New Manila, Quezon City

Academic director

Institute of Spirituality in Asia, New Manila, Quezon City

2014 – 2017
Provincial Procurator/Bursar

Order of Carmelites, Philippines

D. PUBLICATIONS

BOOKS

Spirituality and Quality of Life: An Empircal-Theological Explorations Among Filipino Migrants in the Netherlands.Quezon City: Institute of Spirituality in Asia, 2006.

Spirituality and Quality of Life: An Empircal-Theological Study. SaarbrÜcken: Lambert Academic Publishing, 2012.

Ownership and Property: An Empirical, Theological, Ethico-Moral and Pastoral Approach. SaarbrÜcken: Lambert Academic Publishing, 2012.

 Breath of Fire: An Exploration of the Methods and Contents of Transformative Spirituality.  SaarbrÜcken: Lambert Academic Publishing, 2013.

ARTICLES

“Spirituality: An Empirical and Theological Approach?,” in Hiyang: Papers of the Colloquium on Research Methodologies in the Study of Spiritualities in the Philippines (June 28-30, 2004), eds. Ed Gerlock, Maria Rowena Ladaga & Christian Buenafe (Quezon City: Center for Spirituality Manila, 2005) 112-140.

“Transformative Spirituality as Disclosed by the Inspiring Stories of Lay People in the Philippines” in Touching Lives: Tales of Struggles, Hopes of Life, Challenges of Faith, eds. Nelia Balgoa, Edgar Diares & Christian Buenafe (Quezon City: Institute of Spirituality in Asia & Lay Forum Philippines, 2006) 142-156.

“Interdisciplinarity in Theology From an Empirical-Thelogical Perspective” in Interdisciplinarity in Theology, eds. Agnes Brazal & Daniel Francklin Pilario, Hapag 4, No 1-2 (2007): 145-173.

“Transformative Spirituality and Mission,” in New Milestone in Mission, ed. Jooseop Keum (World Council of Churches & Wiley Blackwell) International Review of Mission, Vol. 101(November 2012): 322-330.

“Contemplative Fraternity in the Midst of the People: A Carmelite Spirituality” in Great Spiritual Traditions Alive in Today’s Word, ed. Fr. Edgar Javier, SVD, Vol. XIV, No 4 (October-December 2012): 63-86.

“Method of Empirical Research in Theology,” in Himig Ugnayan: The Theological Journal of the Institute of Formation and Religious Studies, Vol. XIV, (November 2013): 116-135.

 “Can Midlife Crisis Be an Opportunity Towards a Deeper Spirituality in Life?” in Walking with God: Christian Spirituality in the Asian Context, eds. Ringma, C. & Hollenbeck-Wuest, K. Quezon City and Manila City: Asian Theological Seminary & OMF Literature INC. (2014) pp. 184-193.

 “The Dynamic Relationship between Midlife Crisis and Transformative Spirituality” in Spirit Moves, eds. Rico P. Ponce & Pinky A. Chaudhurry, Living Flame, Vol. I (Quezon City: Institute of Spirituality in Asia, 2014): 141-169.

“Towards Theorizing on the Diverse Spirituality of Filipinos and Mobilizing it to Transform Society amidst Public Malaise, Corruption, Poverty and Disasters” in Discernment of the Spirit, eds. Rico P. Ponce & Pinky A. Chaudhurry, Living Flame, Vol. II, No.1(Quezon City: Institute of Spirituality in Asia, 2015): 53 – 78.

“Secularization and Spirituality from a Theoretical and Empirical Perspective” in Secularization and Spirituality: Issues, Challenges and Opportunities, eds. Rico P. Ponce & Perla A. Choudhurry (Quezon City: Institute of Spirituality in Asia, 2016) 1- 92. 

E. Seminars Attended/ Paper Presented Local and Abroad:

PAPER PRESENTER:

“Exploring the Spirituality of Filipino Migrants in the Netherlands”, June 6-19, 2004 Changing Landscapes, Humanscapes and Mindscapes in a Globalizing World, 7th International Conference on Philippine Studies (7th ICOPHIL), Leiden, the Netherlands.

“Interdisciplinarity in Theology From an Empirical-Thelogical Perspective”,  in Interdisciplinarity in Theology, eds. Agnes Brazal & Daniel Francklin Pilario, Hapag 4, No 1-2 (2007): 145-173.

“An Exploratory Study of the Spirituality Among Filipino Migrants in the Netherlands”, January 23-26, 2008 Religion and the Formation of New Publics: A Midterm International Conference, University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines.

“Can Midlife Crisis be an Opportunity for a Deeper Spirituality in Life?”, February 8-10, 2012 ATS Theological Forum on a theme: Walking with God: Christian Spirituality in the Asian Context, with Dr. Marissa Cos Alcantara at Union Church of Manila, Legaspi Cor Rada St., Makati City

“Human Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation: A Biblico-Theological and Pastoral Response”, February 7-8, 2013 ATS Theological Forum on a theme: Male and Female God Created Them at Union Church of Manila, Legaspi Cor Rada St., Makati City.

“Transformative Spirituality is a Breath of Fire” pre-assembly event of the World Council of Churches (WCC) Commission on World Mission and Evangelism (CWME), March 23, 2012, Business Hotel, Manila.

 “Secularization and Spirituality from a Theoretical and Empirical Perspective”, with Fr. Dave Dean Capucao, Ph.D., August 3-5, 2016 ISA 16th Spirituality Forum, St. Paul University, New Manila, Quezon City

F.  INTERVIEWS AND ARTICLES ABOUT THE AUTHOR/HIS WORKS

Bruijns, Sanny. “A Profile of Rico Ponce from the Philippines”. Carmel in the World Volume LV, N. 2, (2016): 133-136.

saidi.edu.ph

Spirituality Quality Life Empirical theological Exploration

Ownership Property Empirical Theological Ethico Moral

Breath Fire Exploration Transformative Spirituality

G. PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

  1. Member – National Research Council of the Philippines (NRCP)
  2. Member – DaKaTeo (Damdaming Katoliko sa Teolohiya) or The Catholic Theological Society of the Philippines
  3. Vice-chair – Philippine Association of Sociology of Religion (PASR)
  4. Member – Institutum Carmelitanum (Rome)
  5. Member of the Board – Southeast Asian Interdisciplinary Development Institute (SAIDI)
  6. Chairperson –  Advance the Rights of Indigenous People for Self-determination and Empowerment  (ARISE)