Ecclesiastical Faculties

ALAURIN, Fr. Edgardo D., O.P., S.Th.D.

Academic Degrees

Doctorate in Sacred Theology, 2011
UST Faculty of Sacred Theology, Manila, Philippines

Licentiate and Master of Arts in Sacred Theology, 2006
UST Faculty of Sacred Theology, Manila, Philippines

Bachelor in Sacred Theology, 1982
UST Faculty of Sacred Theology, Manila, Philippines

Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, 1979
Dominican House of Studies, Quezon City, Philippines

Area of Specialization


Published Work


Nuestra Señora de Salvacion: History, Theology, Piety. Manila: UST Publishing House, 2019.

The Theology and mariology behind the image of Nuestra Señora de Salvacion of Joroan. Manila: Faculty of Sacred Theology, 2011. 



“Renewal in Filipino cultural values through athletics and sports.” Philippiniana Sacra 41/123 (2006): 543-582.  

“Walking on sacred ground,” Life Today 56/12 (2000): 25-26


Devotional Materials:

“Oratio Imperata” printed for devotional purposes (September 2019)

“Prayer to Beato Angelico and Music Composition” (2016)

“Athletes Creed” for the Gymnasium of Colegio de San Juan de Letran (October 2019)

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


Conferences/Seminars Attended/Moderated:

  • “Iconography and Theology of Icons,” Ukrainian Catholic University, L’viv Ukraine, July 2008. 
  • (Moderator) Day 3 of the Theology Week 2010: The Catholic Priesthood: Then and Now, UST Faculty of Sacred Theology, Manila, Philippines, April 14, 2010.
  • Exhibit, “Lumea Tenebras Vincet” – “Light Conquers Darkness a Pipe Sculpture Exhibit in Tribute to Our Lady of the Light and Salvation” – UST Museum, Oct. 15, 2019 – Nov. 8, 2019
  • Symposium on Sacred @ Liturgical Art – November 14, 2018
  • Lecture: Mary in Iconography and Iconology De La Salle University
  • Course on Frescoe painting and restoration, Florence, Italy, 2014 April – May
  • Lecture: Mary in Iconography and Iconology University of Santo Tomas – for Faculty of CFAD, January 19, 2014
  • Lecture: Mary in Iconography and Iconology University of Santo Tomas – Interior Design students, August 2014 and August 2016
  • Lecture: The Origin and Theology of Nuestra Señora de Salvation – given to Diocesan Clergy of Albay, Joroan, Tiwi, Albay, August 2018
  • Lectures: DOMINICAN MISSION: THOMASIAN IDENTITY AND LEGACY – CFAD Faculty and students April 15, 2016 and Feb. 17, 2017


Outreach Activities: 

  • SANTOMAS – Samahan ng mga Tomasinong Misyonero sa Sining
  • Manaoag, Pangasinan, March 13-14, 2010
  • Joroan, Tiwi, Albay, April 2010
  • Sunday Masses, Children’s Health Improvement and Life Development, Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office, Quezon City, Philippines
  • Immersion and Summer Art Seminar-Workshop, Our Lady of Salvation Parish, Joroan, Tiwi, Albay, April 2009. 
  • Mabilog-Malasa, Pampanga Outreach Program, UST Community Development Program, May 2009. 
  • Mural painting and workshop UST-CFAD Faculty and students – Daraga, Albay “FROM CAGSAWA to DARAGA – Summer 2016
  • Mural painting and workshop – BUHI, Camarines Sur and Santiago, Iriga City, Summer 2014
  • Cottage Industries Workshop – Manaoag, Pangasinan, March 2014
  • CHILD HAUS Sunday Mass and feeding program with CFAD Faculty and students
  • Restoration and repainting at the statue of Our Lady of Manaoag in San Lorenzo Ruiz Parish, Dagat-dagatan Malabon Rizal with CFAD Faculty Members, April 2019
  • Mural Painting – collaborative with UST Faculty and Alumni – “1216-2016, 800 Years of Preaching the Gospel, “7”x10” oil painting on canvas, to commemorate the 800 years of the Dominican foundation

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