UNIVERSITY OF SANTO TOMAS

Ecclesiastical Faculties

OJOY, Fr. Virgilio A., O.P., S.Th.D., Ph.D.

Academic Degrees

Doctorate in Sacred Theology and Ph.D. in Higher Religious Studies, 1990 
Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven  

Licentiate in Sacred Theology and Master of Arts in Higher Religious Studies, 1983 
University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines 

Bachelor in Sacred Theology, 1981 
University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines 

Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, 1978
Dominican House of Studies, Quezon City, Philippines 

Area of Specialization

Dogmatic Theology

Published Work

Book  

  • Ojoy, Virgilio, OP. Marxism and Religion: A Fusion of Horizons (A discourse on Gustavo Guttierez’s Theology of Liberation. Manila: University of Santo Tomas Publishing House, 2001. 

 

Articles 

  • Ojoy, Virgilio, OP. “Desacralizing the Christian Proclamation in the Global City,” Philippiniana Sacra, vol. 54, no. 162 ((May-August 2019): 241-254. 
  • Ojoy, Virgilio, OP. “The Social and Political Philosophy of Pedro Salgado,” Philippiniana Sacra, vol. 51, no. 153 ((May-August 2016): 419-441. 
  • Ojoy, Virgilio, OP.  “Poverty is the Path to Communion”, Sambuhay Missalette, July 12, 2015. 
  • Ojoy, Virgilio, OP.  “Sacrifice: The Only Path to Lasting Glory”, Sambuhay Missalette, March 2015. 
  • Ojoy, Virgilio, OP.  “God Walks and Talks with Us”, Sambuhay Missalette, May 4, 2014. 
  • Ojoy, Virgilio, OP.  “La Naval: Heritage Icon of Heroism and Holiness,”  Philippine Daily Inquirer, Oct. 6, 2014, p. C4. 
  • Ojoy, Virgilio, OP.  “At Home in God’s House”, Sambuhay Missalette,  December 24, 2013. 
  • Ojoy, Virgilio, OP.  “The Consequence of Being Faithful”, Sambuhay Missalette,  August 11, 2013. 
  • Ojoy, Virgilio, OP. “Loving Jesus is Embracing His Mission”, Sambuhay Missalette, April 14, 2013. 
  • Ojoy, Virgilio, OP.  “La Naval de Manila: Born of a People’s Experience”, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Oct. 2013. 
  • Ojoy, Virgilio, OP. True Joy in Repentance”, Sambuhay Missalette, Dec. 2011. 
  • Ojoy, Virgilio, OP.  “True Greatness Leads to God”, Sambuhay Missalette, June 24, 2012. 
  • Ojoy, Virgilio, OP.  “La Naval de Manila: Sailing on with Faith”, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Oct. 8, 2012, p. C3. 
  • Ojoy, Virgilio, OP.  “The Eternal Wedding Feast has Begun”, Sambuhay Missalette, 2012. 
  • Ojoy, Virgilio, OP.  “Eucharist and Penance: Viewing the Eucharistic Sacrifice as the Greatest Penitential Act of All Times,” in Theology Week 2005: Eucharist with Mary. Manila: UST Publishing House, 2007, pp. 119-128. 
  • Ojoy, Virgilio, OP.  “Thomas Aquinas on Religion, Politics and Globalization,” in Inter Nos, vol. XVIII, no. 2, 2004, pp. 66-71. 
  • Ojoy, Virgilio, OP.  “Emerging spirituality in the Philippine Church: its projected impact on the economic and socio-political dimensions of the society.” Justitia 4 (1997): 19-27. 
  • Ojoy, Virgilio, OP.  “Gustavo Gutierrez’s assimilation of humanistic Marxism in the theology of liberation.” UST Journal of Theology 10 (1991): 41-107. 
  • Ojoy, Virgilio, OP.  “Gustavo Gutierrez’s God-talk from the perspective of the poor.” Philippiniana Sacra 25/75 (1990): 325-351. 
  • Ojoy, Virgilio, OP.  “Possibility of God in Marxist analysis.” Justitia 2 (1995): 13-40. 

Scientific, Ecclesial and Cultural Activities

  • Professor, UST Faculty of Sacred Theology, Manila, Philippines (appointed to the present rank in March 20, 2020) 
  • Guest Professor, UST Graduate School, Manila, Philippines 
  • Member of the Editorial Board, Colloquia Manilana, 2005 
  • Member, Board of Trustees, Fe del Mundo Medical Center Foundation, Inc., 2012 – present. 
  • Chaplain, Fe del Mundo Medical Center, 2010 – present. 
  • Spiritual Adviser, Tosca Packaging Corporation, 2001 –  present. 
  • Spiritual Adviser, Pascual Laboratories, 2011- present. 
  • Conventual Lector, Sto. Domingo Convent, 2014-present. 
  • Spiritual Adviser, Eunice Incorporated, 2009-present. 
  • Spiritual Director, Precious Blood Charismatic Community, 2005 – present. 
  • Former Vice-Rector, University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines 
  • Former Moderator of Studies, Philippine Dominican Center of Institutional Studies, November 2004-May 2006 
  • Former Member, Board of Education, Dominican Province of the Philippines, 2005-2006 
  • Former Member, Commission on Theological Reflection, Dominican Province of the Philippines, 2005-2006 
  • Retreat Master, Dominican Sisters, Guam, 2007. 
  • Spiritual Director, Company of St. Dominic, 2008 – to present. 
  • Retreat Master, Dominican Sisters of St. Catherine of Siena, 2009. 
  • Retreat Master, Dominican Nuns of Cainta, 2008. 
  • Retreat Master, Dominican Nuns of Holy Angels Monastery, April 2012. 
  • Retreat Master, Dominican Sisters of Taytay Rizal, March 2015. 

Lectures/Seminars/Conferences/Outreach

Lectures Delivered  

  • Plenary speaker for 3rd International Conference on the Sacred, State and the Poor, University of Santo Tomas, Manila, February 27, 2016. 
  • “Dominicans and Social Justice,” Theology Week 2016: Building the Church the Dominican Way, University of Santo Tomas, Manila, February 10, 2016.  
  • “The Need for Theological Reflection in the Task of Preaching”, Delivered to the Dominican Student Brothers, Sto. Domingo, April 2004.  
  • “The Spirituality of St. Paul”, Delivered to the Clergy of the Diocese of Marbel, South Cotabato, 2009. 
  • “Should the Church be a Church of the Poor?”, Delivered to the Clergy of the Diocese of Marbel, South Cotabato, 2009.  
  • “The Catholic Church’s Involvement in the Ecumenical Movement”, Delivered to the Clergy Undergoing Renewal, Galilee Spirituality Center, Tagaytay, 2009. 
  • “The Mediation of Jesus Christ and the Mission of the Church in Relation to Non-Christian Religions”, Delivered to the Clergy Undergoing Renewal, Galilee Spirituality Center, Tagaytay, 2009. 
  • “Our Mother of Perpetual Help and the Redemptorists”, Delivered to Marian Devotees, UST, 2012. 
  • “Fidelity to the Vows Strengthens Religious Community”, Delivered to the Benedictine Fathers, San Beda College, March 2015. 
  • “Eucharist and Penance: Viewing the Eucharistic Sacrifice as the Greatest Penitential Act of All Times,” Theology Week 2005: Eucharist with Mary, UST Faculty of Sacred Theology, Manila, Philippines, April 2005. 
  • “The Challenges of Contemporary Theological Reflection,” to Dominican Professed students, Dominican Studentate, April 2005. 
  • “Fides et Ratio” to priests during the Philosophy Week, University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines, April 2005. 

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