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María Mercedes Montalvo García

She has been a missionary for 33 years with the Servidores del Evangelio de la Misericordia de Dios. She has carried out her mission in various cities in Spain, her country of origin, as well as in Colombia, Portugal, Argentina, Germany and, for the last 14 years, in Italy, in Pavia and Rome, the city where she currently works. She has developed her service as a missionary working in the field of youth and adult ministry, offering accompaniment, faith formation and spiritual retreats. Her licentiate thesis in spiritual theology at the Faculté Teresianum in 2014 focused on Benedict XVI's Deus caritas est; she continued her doctoral studies by publishing, in 2020, her thesis entitled: La prière de Jésus à Gethsémani, libération et divinisation de l'homme. The contribution of J. Ratzinger. For the last three years, he has been teaching "Methodology of theological research" and "Theology of prayer" at the Teresianum, based on the thought of J. Ratzinger, as well as "Foundations and pedagogy of Christian prayer" and "Spiritual theology" at the Institute of Religious Sciences in Pavia; this academic year, he is also teaching "Theology of prayer" at the Seraphicum.
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