Dominican priest, he studied Science and was a professor at Bergara (1886-1892). Naturalist, apologist, theologian, important ecclesiologist and one of the greatest european mystics of the beginning of the XX century. He was concerned about proving the compatibility of science and faith, and he projected a “Center for Further Scientific Apologetic Studies” at the Royal Seminary and he enriched the zoology department.
He accepted EVOLUTION, although he introduced some clarifications. He applied his evolutionist mindset to Ecclesiology and mysticism. Although he denied it, he was accused of being a modernist; that is, he was accused of defending the need to adapt the doctrines taught by the Church to the ones defended by modern science.