UNIVERSITY OF SANTO TOMAS

Ecclesiastical Faculties

ABAÑO, Fr. Isidro C., O.P., S.Th.L.-M.A.

Academic Degrees

Special Course on Church Ecumenism, 2000
Angelicum University, Rome, Italy

Licentiate in Sacred Theology & M.A. in Higher Religious Studies, 1995
University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines

Diploma in Church Cultural Heritage, 1994
Gregorian Pontifical University, Rome, Italy

Bachelor in Sacred Theology, 1984
UST Faculty of Sacred Theology, Manila, Philippines

A.B. Philosophy, 1981
Dominican Studium Generale, Quezon City, Philippines

B.S. Zoology, 1978
Far Eastern University, Manila, Philippines

Area of Specialization

Theology of Ecumenism, Church Heritage and Arts

Published Work

Articles: Contribution in the Saga of La Naval, 2007. 

“Museology and Ecclesiastical Museums,” Pintacasi, A Journal of the Cultural Heritage of the Church in the Philippines, eds. Cynthia Luz P. Rivera, Fr. Milan Ted Torralba and Regalado Trota Jose, Manila, UST Publishing House, Volume I, 2005, 15-25.

“Relics – Symbols of the Crusades: A Hermeneutical Presentation, ” Theology Week 2002: Faith, Violence, Values,” eds. Fausto B. Gomez, O.P., and Virgilio T.J. Suerte Felipe, Manila, Faculty of Sacred Theology and UST Publishing House, 2003, 77-95.

“ASAIHL 25TH General Conference,” UST Museum of Arts & Sciences Newsletter, 1st Quarter, 2003.

“Evangelium of Cultural Heritage,” UST Museum of Arts & Sciences Newsletter, 2nd Quarter, 2003. 

“UMAC 2003: Engaging the Community,” UST Museum of Arts & Sciences Newsletter, 4th Quarter, 2003.

“Revisiting the Vatican Report on Sects, Cults, and New Religious Movements – May 1986,” Theology Week 2001: Emerging Theological Themes 2, eds. Fausto B. Gomez, OP, and Benedict V. Reyes, Manila, UST Publishing House, 2002, 85-101. 

“New Understanding of Museums: Reflections from the 19th General Conference and 20th General Assembly of the International Council of Museum (2001),” UST Museum of Arts & Sciences Newsletter, 3rd Quarter, 2001. 

“Conservation of Paintings, Anyone?,” UST Museum of Arts & Sciences Newsletter, 1st Quarter, 2001.

“Grateful for the Year 2000 and Beyond,” UST Museum of Arts & Sciences Newsletter, 4th Quarter, 2000.

“Museology & Ecclesiastical Museums,” UST Museum of Arts & Sciences Newsletter, 1st Quarter, 1999.

Scientific, Ecclesial and Cultural Activities

  • Board Member, International Council of Museums – Philippines (ICOM-PH), 2019-present
  • Assistant Professor, UST Faculty of Sacred Theology, Manila, Philippines (since April 08, 2011)
  • Regent, UST Faculty of Civil Law, Manila, Philippines
  • Director, UST Museum of Arts and Sciences, Manila, Philippines, 1992-present
  • Course Coordinator, Professor, M.A. Program on Cultural Heritage Studies, Graduate School, UST, Manila, Philippines, 2000-present
  • Member, UST Council of Regents, Manila, Philippines
  • Guest Professor, UST Graduate School, Manila, Philippines, 1999-2001

Lectures/Seminars/Conferences

Lectures delivered

  • “Quest for the Relics,” Theology Week 2009: Journeying with St. Paul Today, UST Martyrs’ Hall, UST Faculty of Sacred Theology, Manila, Philippines, April 22, 2009.
  • “Revisiting the Vatican Report on Sects, Cults, and New Religious Movements – May 1986,” Theology Week 2: Emerging Theological Themes 2, UST Faculty of Sacred Theology, Manila, Philippines, April 2001.
  • “Relics – Symbols of the Crusades: A Hermeneutical Presentation,” in Theology Week 2000: Emerging Theological Themes, UST Faculty of Sacred Theology, Manila, Philippines, April 10-15, 2000. 

 

Seminars / Conferences /Lectures attended

  • “International Council of Museums (ICOM) Conference 2019” Kyoto, Japan, September 2019.
  • “University Museum and Collections (UMAC) Conference 2018” Florida, USA, June 2018.
  • “International Council of Museums (ICOM) Conference 2016” (Speaker), Milan, Italy, July 2016
  • “ICOM-Philippines Conference 2015” (Speaker), Bacolod, Philippines, August 2015
  • “Introduction to Curating”, Sotheby’s Institute of Art, New York, USA, June 2015.
  • “University Museum and Collections (UMAC) Conference 2015” Manila, Philippines, May 2015.
  • “International Council of Museums (ICOM) Conference 2013” (Speaker), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 2013.
  • “University Museum and Collections (UMAC) Conference 2012” (Speaker), Singapore, October 2012.
  • “Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) Conference 2011” (Speaker), Tacloban, Leyte, May 2011
  • Rotary Club District Manila (Speaker), Manila, Philippines, May 2010
  • “University Museum and Collections (UMAC) Conference 2009”, Berkeley, USA, September 2009
  • University Museum and Collections (UMAC) Conference 2008, Manchester, UK, September 2008.
  • “International Council of Museums (ICOM) General Conference 2007,” Vienna, Austria, August 2007.
  • “University Museum and Collections (UMAC) Conference 2005,” Uppsala, Sweden, September 2005.
  • “4th Biennial National Convention of Church Cultural Heritage Workers,” Jaro, Iloilo, Philippines, April 2005.
  • “International Council of Museums (ICOM) 20th General Conference,” Seoul, Korea, October 2004.
  • “University Museum and Collections (UMAC) Conference 2003,” Oklahoma, USA, September 2003.
  • “The 1st Symposium on Ilocos Church Heritage,” Immaculate Conception School of Theology, Vigan, September 16-17, 2003.
  • “Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning (ASAIHL) 25th General Conference and Seminar,” Bangkok, Thailand, December 2002.
  • “University Museum and Collections (UMAC) Conference 2002,” Sydney, Australia, September 2002.
  • “2001 ICOM 19th General Conference and 20th Assembly,” Barcelona, Spain, July 2001. 
  • “5th International Liturgical Congress,” Rome, Italy, October 1999. 

Important Links

Congregation for Catholic Education: http://www.educatio.va
University of Santo Tomas: www.ust.edu.ph
UST Miguel de Benavides Library: http://library.ust.edu.ph/
UST MyUSTE Student Portal: https://myuste.ust.edu.ph/

PONTIFICAL AND ROYAL UNIVERSITY OF SANTO TOMAS

Ecclesiastical Faculties

© Copyright 2021 . UST Ecclesiastical Faculties . All Rights reserved.

Contact us:

Visit Us On FacebookVisit Us On TwitterVisit Us On InstagramVisit Us On Youtube