Gilbert luis r. centina iii

"While he uses his pen to honor the Church’s fortitude, individual spirit and conviction, he masterfully channels his artistic talent into a powerful voice against conventual politics, hypocrisy and clericalism. His poetry is described by critics as a conscience that attacks and spares no one except the weak."

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An Augustinian friar, Gilbert Luis R. Centina III has published six poetry collections, a book of criticism and two novels.

 

He holds five degrees, including a master's degree in comparative literature and a licentiate in sacred theology. His works have been widely anthologized in textbooks on Filipino literature in English and published in the United States, Spain and Canada. He received the Palanca Prize in poetry, considered as the Pulitzer Prize of the Philippines, and the Catholic Authors Award granted by the Archdiocese of Manila.

 

While he uses his pen to honor the Church’s fortitude, individual spirit and conviction, he masterfully channels his artistic talent into a powerful voice against conventual politics, hypocrisy and clericalism.

His poetry is described by critics as a conscience that attacks and spares no one except the weak. It is full of intrinsic insights into humanity and its connection with a greater being. His work explores the relationship between man and his Creator, between space and time, and between the earthly and heavenly continuums of life, alongside our overwhelming shared sense of love, courage and hope. 

 

Father Gilbert was born in the Philippines and spent many years in the United States, becoming a US citizen. Between 2007 and 2010, he worked as the parish priest of an Augustinian-run church in East Harlem, New York. In 1976, he volunteered as a religious missionary in Peru. He has traveled extensively across continents.

 

When he was assigned to Iglesia del Carmen in Neguri, Spain in 2013, his creative talents went into high gear, resulting in the publication of a novel and four poetry collections over a period of four years.


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