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His Excellency
MOST REV. ANTONIO R. RAÑOLA, D.D.
Apostolic Administrator of Gumaca
Bishop's Residence, Gen. Luna St., Gumaca, 4316 Quezon
Tels.  (042) 317-6214/421-1284   Fax:  421-1427

 

 

PERSONAL

Birth: March 16, 1932
Place of Birth: Manila
Sacerdotal Ordination: March 26, 1955 – Lucena Cathedral
Episcopal Ordination: February 24, 1990

EDUCATION

    * Elementary
    * Lucban Elementary School Seminary
      Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Minor Seminary
      Tayabas & Sariaya, Quezon
    * Philosophy
      UST Central Seminary
      Manila, 1948
    * Licentiate in Philosophy
      UST Central Seminary
    * Licentiate in Theology
      UST Central Seminary
    * Doctorate in Sacred Scriptures
      Pontificio Istituto Biblico
      1965-1968
    * Doctorate in Theology
      Angeligum University
      Rome, 1970
    * French Language
      Institut Catholique
      Paris, France, 1965
    * German Language
      Goethe Institut, Passau and Radolfzell
      Federal Republic of Germany, 1966, 1967

MINISTRY

    * 1955-1957- Asst. Parish Priest, Lopez, Quezon
    * 1957-1962- Co-Director and Professor, Diocesan Summer Course on Catechetics
    * 1957-1963- Professor, Latin Prosody, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Minor Seminary
    * 1960-1963- Pro-Synodal Examiner
    * 1971- Active Member, Catholic Biblical Association of America
    * 1971-1977- Chaplain and Confessor, Carmel Monastery of St. Joseph in Lucena
    * 1971-1979- Professor, Missionary Catechists of St. Therese (MCST) Novitiate & Juniorate
    * 1971-1980- Spiritual Director, Lucena Carmelite Tertiaries
    * 1971-1980- Professor, Biblical Exegesis, St. Alphonsus School of Theology
    * 1972-1976- Pro-Synodal Examiner
    * 1972-1979- Rector, St. Alphonsus School of Theology
    * 1974-1978- Diocesan Director, Biblical Apostolate
    * 1979-1980- Guest Professor of New Testament Exegesis, UST Central Seminary
    * 1979-1980- Guest Professor, UST Institute for Religious
    * 1981-1985- Asst. Parish Priest, Stanford, Connecticut, USA
    * 1985-1987- Professor, Catechists at the Diocesan Pastoral Formation Center
    * 1985-1987- Personal Secretary to the Bishop
    * 1985-1987
          * Editor, Boletin Lucentino
          * Censor of books
    * 1985-1987- Professor, Biblica Exegesis, St. Alphonsus School of Theology
    * 1985-1987- Professor, Missionary Catechists of St. Therese (MCST) Novitate & Juniorate
    * 1985-1988
          * Diocesan Director, Biblical Apostolate
          * Diocesan Director, Social Communications
    * 1985-1990- Spiritual Director, Lucena Carmelite Tertiaries
    * 1987-1990- In the service of the Apostolic Nunciature

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