UNIVERSITY OF SANTO TOMAS

Ecclesiastical Faculties

APARICIO, Fr. Angel A., O.P., S.S.L.

Academic Degrees

Doctoral Courses, 1994-1995
Ecole Biblique et Archeologique Francaise, Jerusalem, 1994-1995

Licenciatum in Re Biblica, 1977
Pontifical Biblical Institute, Rome, 1973-1976
Ecole Biblique et Archeologique Francaise, Jerusalem, 1976-1977

Licentiate in Sacred Scriptures, 1977
Pontifical Biblical Institute, Rome. 

Courses in Oriental Religions and Culture, 1980-1982
University of Santo Tomas Graduate School, Manila, Philippines

Bachelor of Philosophy and Theology, 1973
Instituto de Filosofia y Teologia, Madrid, Spain

Area of Specialization

Sacred Scriptures

Published Work

Books 

  • The University of Santo Tomas Museum of Arts and Sciences. 1981, 64 p., Editor.
  • Catalogue of Rare Books, University of Santo Tomas Library 1492-1600, Vol. 1, xiv, 613 p., c2000, Manila, Philippines. Editor.
  • Catalogue of Rare Books, University of Santo Tomas Library 1600-1699, Vol. 2, Part 1, xvii, 413 p., c2006, Manila, Philippines. Editor.
  • Catalogue of Rare Books, University of Santo Tomas Library Filipiniana, 1610-1945, Vol. 3, Part 1, xiv, 815 p., c2005, Manila, Philippines. Editor.
  • Proceedings on First International Conference on the History of Medicine in the Philippines, January 09-10, 2007, Miguel de Benavides Library, Manila Philippines. Editor.
  • Lumina Pandit: A Collection of Historical Treasures, University of Santo Tomas Miguel de Benavides Library, c2010. Editor.
  • Proceedings “A Century of Pharmacy, Dynamics, Ethics and Significs: Filipino-Spanish Contributions to the History of Pharmacy, Miguel de Benavides Library, Manila, Philippines, 2013.
  • Lumina Pandit: A Continuum, University of Santo Tomas Miguel de Benavides Library, Manila, 2015, Editor. 
  • Catalogue of Rare Books, University of Santo Tomas 1700-1799, Vol. 2, Part 2, University of Santo Tomas Miguel de Benavides Library, Manila, 2015
  • Catalogue of Rare Books, University of Santo Tomas 1800-1899, Vol. 2, Part 3, University of Santo Tomas Miguel de Benavides Library, Manila, 2015
  • Catalogue of Rare Periodicals, University of Santo Tomas ,Vol. 4, Part 1  (Filipiniana Rare Periodicals), University of Santo Tomas Miguel de Benavides Library, Manila, 2015 

 

Articles 

  • Homiletical Notes for Sundays, Boletin Eclesiastico, Vol. LIX, 1983, Nos. 642-643. pp. 303-320; Nos. 644-645, pp. 449-464; Nos. 646-647, pp. 556-571.
  • Fr. Jesús Merino Antolinez, O.P. (1911-2001): Pilgrim of Love, Profile of a XXth Century Missionary. Philippiniana Sacra, Vol. XL, no. 118 (2005) pp. 11-89
  • List of Writings of Fr. Jesus Merino Antolinez, O.P. Philippiniana Sacra, Vol. XL, no. 118 (2005) pp. 236-262
  • Contributions to “Life Today”:
  • The Bible:  Word of God and Word of Man, Life Today, January 1980, pp.23-25
  • The New Testament Fulfills the Old, Life Today, March 1980, pp. 46-48
  • Tolle et Lege, Life Today, February 1980, pp. 35-36
  • Handing down of Jewish Traditions, Life Today, June 1980, pp. 33-35
  • On the Road to Emmaus, Life Today, April, 1980, pp.47-49
  • Reflections on the First Page of the Bible, Life Today, August, 1980, pp. 38-40
  • Women in the Bible, Life Today, July, 1980, pp.44-46
  • What is in a Name, Life Today, February, 1981, pp. 56-58
  • On Pharaohs and Egyptians, Life Today, November, 1981, pp36-37
  • The Shepherds Before the Crib of Jesus, Life Today, December, 1981, pp. 38-41
  • Miracles, The Fact and The Meanings, Life Today, February, 1986, pp.23-25
  • Psalm 1: An Invitation to Study God’s Word, Life Today, October, 1986, pp.29-31
  • Meditation from Jerusalem, Life Today, July, 1986, pp.28-32
  • The Psalms, Life Today, September, 196, pp. 32-33
  • The Lord is my Shepherd, Life Today, February, 1987, pp. 27-29
  • On Reading the Bible, Life Today, June, 1991, pp. 21-23
  • Science and Faith, Life Today, September, 1997, pp. 20-22
  • He Saw and Believed, Life Today, June, 1998, pp. 27-29
  • El Shaddai in Biblical Perspective, Life Today, July 2000, pp. 25-27
  • The Study of the Bible, Life Today, January 2002, pp. 18-23 

 

Contributions to “Library News in Print”

  • My Personal Experience at the IFLA ‘99
  • Reading, December 2001
  • A Library from the City of Ten Churches, December 2002
  • The Barbarians, March 2003
  • Gifts, December 2003
  • How to Study, December 2004
  • 250,000 Images, March 2006
  • Special Issue on Miguel de Benavides, August 2006 

 

Other Articles Published in different publications

  • Books, Glorious Books, Lumina Pandit: A Continuum, 2015, pp. 67-87
  • The Ardor, Lumina Pandit: A Continuum, 2015, pp. 88-111
  • Signposts on the Emotional Road of Life, Tomas, Vol. 2 Issue No. 5, pp.175-184. 

 

Book Reviews

  • Alvarez Barredo, Miguel. Habacuc: Un Profeta Inconformista. Perfiles Literarios y Rasgos Teologicos del Libro. Murcia: Instituto Teologico Franciscano, 2007. Pp. 252. ISBN 978-84-86042-66-0.  in Philippiniana Sacra, vol. XLV, no. 133 (January-April 2010), pp. 239-240.
  • De Carlo, Franco. “Di mio, Di mio, perche mi hai abbandonato?” (Mc. 15, 34). I Salmi nel racconto della passion di Gesu second Marco. Roma: Gregorian and Biblical Press, 2009. Pp. 483. in Philippiniana Sacra, vol. XLV, no. 134 (May-August 2010), pp. 490-491
  • Kroeger, James and Joseph Zaldivar. A Fiery Flame: Encountering God’s Word. Manila: Claretian Publications, 2010. Pp. 120. in Philippiniana Sacra, vol. XLV, no. 135 (September – December 2010), 808-809.
  • De la Paz, Anabel and Porto, Ana Karina. Antonio V. del Rosario (1828-1884): A Life and Legacy of Service and Excellence, UST Miguel de Benavides Library and Mrs. Ma. Teresa del Rosario-Zeller. (as editor)

Scientific, Ecclesial and Cultural Activities

  • Assistant Editor, “Philippiniana Sacra” 
  • Assistant to the Rector of the UST Central  Seminary 1980-1982
  • Secretary of the Ecclesiastical Faculties, UST 1981-83
  • Acting, Regent, Conservatory of Music, UST 1987-88
  • Assistant Prefect for Ecclesiastical Faculties Library, UST, 1985-91
  • Director of the UST Museum of Arts and Sciences, 1985-91
  • Acting Archivist of the University, UST, 1993-95 
  • Professor, UST Faculty of Sacred Theology, Manila, Philippines (since March 4, 2020) 
  • Member, Hospital Executive Committee, 2014 to present
  • Member, Faculty Council Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, 2014 to present
  • Member of Faculty Council, Faculty of Theology, UST, 1984-87, 1993-96, 1999-2002, 2008-2011
  • Member, Board of Trustees, 2007; 2015-
  • Member, Economic Council of University, August 2000 to 2007
  • Member, UST Corporation, 2007; 2008-2011; 2015-
  • Member, Benavides Foundation, 2007 to present
  • Regent, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, 2014 to present
  • Prefect of Libraries, UST Miguel de Benavidez Library 1992 to present 

Lectures/Seminars/Conferences/Outreach

Papers/Speeches/Addresses/Messages

  • “The Eucharistic Practice of the early Christian according to the New Testament.  Its significance.” Theology Week, July 5, 1987
  • “The Role of Scriptures in the Evangelization of the Philippines,” 1985
  • El Shaddai: Theological Perspective, Evangelization Through Education, 1999
  • “Doctrina Cristiana: The Philippine Catechism.” Theology Week, 1999.
  • “Stages of Faith: Biblical Paradigms.” Theology Week, 2002.
  • “Rare Books of the UST Library,” Instituto Cervantes, January 31, 2002.
  • “The State of Filipiniana Indigenous Materials,” World Trade Center, August 31, 2005.
  • “The Heritage Library and the Filipiniana Collection of the University of Santo Tomas,” Ortigas Foundation, October 18, 2006.
  • “Bibliography of Medical Books existing at the UST Miguel de Benavides Library (before 1945,” First International Conference on the History of Medicine in the Philippines, Miguel de Benavides Library, January 9-10, 2007.
  • Briefing on St. Paul, Theology Week, 2009
  • “Mary, the Perfect Christian”
  • On the Crucifixion of Jesus.
  • Address to the Graduating Class of the UST Faculty of Pharmacy SY 2008-2009
  • Address to the Graduate Class of the UST CFAD SY 2009-2010.
  • “The Journey of Life,” SY 2009-2010.
  • “The Supper of Emmaus in Classic Painting,” SY 2009-2010
  • “Miguel de Benavides Library: a Precious Heritage,” December 1-3, 2011, UST Thomas Aquinas Research Complex.
  • “Introduccion a los fondos historicos de la Universidad de Santo Tomas de Manila.” Paper presented with Dr. Regalado Trota Jose during the III Simposio Internacional de Historia de Iberoasia entitled “Antropología, Historia Y Etnohistoria de las Islas Filipinas,” Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid, Spain, May 17-18, 2012
  • Blessed Giovanni da Fiesole (Fra Angelico) CONTEMPLATA ALIIS TRADERE (The frescos of St. Marco of Florence), September 2012 
  • Something Strange, October 6, 2012
  • LUMINA PANDIT: A Contribution of the University of Santo Tomas to Philippine Culture, PAARL, December 2, 2013.
  • Annual Freshmen Orientation for Thomasian Medical Students AY 2015-2016, August 19, 2015.
  • Opening Remarks: Dominican Legacy @ Work in the UST Miguel de Benavides Library, May 4, 2016.
  • “Lumina Semper,” EDSA Shangri-la, Manila, May 5, 2017 
  • “The Ox and the Mule at the Crib: An Advent Reflection with Abbot Philip Lawrence,” Christmas Message to the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, December 2017.
  • Address to the Graduating Class of Conservatory of Music, UST Quadricentennial Pavillion, May 2018.
  • Message to the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery during the Feast of Sts. Cosmas and Damian, UST Medicine Auditorium, September 26, 2018. 

 

Conferences/Seminars Attended

  • III Simposio Internacional de Historia de Iberoasia: Antropología, Historia Y Etnohistoria de las Islas Filipinas,” Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid, Spain, May 17-18, 2012

  • Leadership Training Program conducted by the British Council “Building High-Performance Teams” (Top-level Administrators), BGPOP Function Rooms, August 2018. 

 

Library-related Activities

  • Observation of other libraries
  • Taipei libraries, Taiwan, 1989
  • UWA Library, Perth, Australia, 1993
  • Asian International Book Fair/International Library Expo, Singapore, April 25-27, 2001
  • National Library of Spain, May 2009 and August 2010
  • Benchmarking in Macau, November 16, 2015
  • Preparation and Participation in yearly summer seminars held at the UST Central Library (1991-2007)

 

Preparation of the yearly library exhibits, especially a major one

  • “The UST Press: 1592-1992”
  • “The UST Contribution to Philippine Revolution,” 1998
  • “The Bells of Tarlac,” 1999
  • “389th UST Anniversary Celebration: Evangelization of the Philippines through the Printed Word”
  • “400 Years of Don Quijote and the UST Library,” August, 2005
  • “The Life & Legacy of Nick Joaquin : An Exhibit,” November, 2005
  • “Fr. Miguel de Benavides, O.P. (1552-1605) Founder of the University of Santo Tomas : An Exhibition,” August-September, 2006
  • “Lumina Pandit: An Exhibition of Historical Treasures,” June 17, 2010 – January 2011
  • “Misteryo… Ikaw at ang Pasko: a Christmas Exhibition,” November 12, 2012 to February 2, 2013.
  • “Lumina Padit: A Continuum,” May 26, 2015
  • “Semper Lumina,” EDSAShangri-la Manila, May 5, 2017; UST Miguel de Benavides Library, October 27, 2017-May 31, 2018.

 

Video Production

  • Restoration of a book:  The Hentenius Bible (13 minutes)
  • The University Health Sciences Information System (15 minutes)
  • Library Orientation: The Fount of Knowledge (12 minutes)
  • Library Orientation for Faculty (20 minutes)

 

IFLA 1999 in Bangkok, July 1999

  • Automation of the UST Library (Coordinator)
  • Library Handbook, University of Santo Tomas (Editor)
  • Contributions to the Exhibit and Catalogue “Entre Castilla y Filipinas: 400 Años,” 1 Julio – 30 Agosto 2006, Carrión de los Condes, Palencia, Spain

 

Convenor of Library Conferences 

  • “First International Conference on the History of Medicine in the Philippines,” January 9-10, 2007, UST Miguel de Benavides Library.
  • “Century of Pharmacy Dynamics, Ethics and Significs,” February 8-9, 2010, UST Miguel de Benavides Library. 

 

Ongoing Researches

  • The Miguel de Benavides Library collection of Bibles

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/

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