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Alexandre Freire Duarte was born in Praia de Angeiras (Lavra [Matosinhos, Portugal]).

  In terms of studies, he is:
    -- a civil licentiate in Theology from the Faculty of Theology of the Portuguese Catholic University (now a civil master's degree) [having written the study "The Divinizable Humility in François Varillon" as his final dissertation];
    -- Master's Degree in Spiritual and Mystical Theology from the Comillas Pontifical University Madrid (2nd canonical degree) [having written the study "Descubriendo a Fénelon: desde la infinita gratuidad del libre amor divino a la conformidad humana a dicha infinitud. La interpretación feneloniana del "pur amour" en su contexto teológico-dogmático"];
    -- and PhD in Theology from the same Pontifical University Comillas Madrid (3rd canonical degree, financed by the FCT of the government of the Portuguese Republic) [having written the thesis "O 'amor puro' na Correspondência de François Fénelon", a study approved "Summa Cum Laude"].

  He specializes in Spiritual Theology and Mysticism, dedicating his research to these areas, as well as to the history and theology of Christianity and the Ancient Church, and is an Integrated Member of the CEHR-FT.

  He is currently a lecturer:
    -- at the Faculty of Theology of the Portuguese Catholic University;
    -- at the Catholic Culture Center of the Diocese of Porto;
    -- and at the Catholic Institute of Viana do Castelo.

 He is responsible for editing the texts of Blessed Alexandrina of Balasar (text fixation and pastoral commentary notes) and has produced six volumes of a scientific-pastoral nature.

  He has published scientific articles in Portugal and abroad, and articles on theology in various media (Portuguese and foreign):
    -- "Voz Portucalense";
    -- "Observador";
    -- "Jornal Sol";
    -- "Aleteia" [Brazil];
    -- "Religión Digital" [Spain].

  He regularly participates in conferences, lectures and short-term training courses in areas related to his training.


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