Professor Artigas was born in Zaragoza, Spain. He was a professor of natural philosophy and philosophy of science and the dean of the Ecclesiastical Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Navarra in Pampolna, Spain. He was ordained as a Roman Catholic Priest in 1964 and helped in the International Seminary of the Prelature of Opus Dei in Pamplona, Spain. Professor Artigias was a visiting professor all over the world; Italy, Switzerland, Argentina, Peru, Chile, and Mexico.
Dr. Mariano Artigas died on December 23, 2006, in Pamplona, Spain at the age of 68 after an extended illness. Over the course of his life he published more than twenty books and fifty articles in specialized journals with an international scope.