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Saturday, February 4, 2017

Have You Heard of Fr, Rene Javellana, S.J.?


During the last couple of months I have been writing about well-known members of the Javellana clan. My inspiration is that I am one of the thousands descendants of the Javellana clan via my father side of my family as documented by www.javellana.wordpress.com.

The name of Fr. Rene Javellana, S.J. was brought to my attention just recently via comments from a reader of my blog on my Javellana ancestry. I have heard of Fr Javellana and his works but have not meet him personally. Here's an excerpt from his biography from wikifilipinas.org

Rene Javellana, S.J., is a Jesuit priest, writer, liturgical artist and art historian. He is currently an associate (Thomas Gasson) professor at Ateneo de Manila University, where he is also director of the Fine Arts Program and creative director of Jesuit Communications. He holds a master’s degree in theology.

His research interests include colonial architecture and art in Asia; renaissance imprints and cultural dissemination; heritage conservation; popular religion and globalization; art, spirituality and religion; contemporary visual arts; art and communication theory; film, media and society; and online education. His inclination to the study of arts was for the reason that he considers art as a catalyst and mediator of cultural change. His interests lie in the intersection of cultures and institutions and the intersection of eras.

Here's an interesting TED video that he gave about the SELFIE:

2 comments:

Saaverio de Ylo said...

I've had the pleasure of talking to Fr. Javellana a couple of times! He's quite the art historian. On our first appointment, he gave me a little history of himself: that he was born and raised in Ermita, although his parents' roots were in Iloilo. Through the Javellanas, he was related to a couple of more old families like the Lopezes.

-Felix

Anonymous said...

Yes, he is related to the Lopez family of Iloilo, as well as the Jalandoni and HofileƱa clans.

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