Fr. Juan R. Vélez G., author of this biography, is a priest of the Prelature of Opus Dei who resides in Miami. He holds a doctorate in dogmatic theology from the University of Navarre. His doctoral thesis was on John Henry Newman’s Eschatology. He is also author of A University Education for the 21st Century (CreateSpace),and Holiness in a Secular Age, the Witness of Cardinal Newman (Scepter Publishers).
The author’s interest in the life and works of Cardinal Newman began with his doctoral studies under Prof. José Morales, author of John Henry Newman (1801-1890).
Fr. Vélez has a medical degree, also from the University of Navarre, and was previously board certified in internal medicine.