Ecclesiastical Faculties

PEDREGOSA, Fr. Quirico T. Jr., O.P., Ph.D.

Academic Degrees

Ph.D. (Honoris Causa), 2001
St. Paul University, Tuguegarao City, Philippines

Master of Arts in Theology, 2003
Equivalent Certificate granted by Commission on Higher Education, Pasig City, Metro Manila

Bachelor in Sacred Theology, 1982
Faculty of Sacred Theology, University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines 

Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, 1979
Studium Generale Sancti Dominici, Quezon City, Philippines 

Area of Specialization

Christian Spirituality; Spiritual Theology; Theology of Religious; Fundamental Moral Theology; Grace and Sin; Dominican Spirituality; Priestly and Religious Formation

Published Work

  • Religious Life and Spirituality Today, Religious Life Asia, Vol. XV, No. 4, October-December 2013, pp. 83-99.
  • Living Out Prophecy and Mysticism in Asia Today, Religious Life Asia, Vol. XVI, No. 1, January-March, 2014, pp. 81-109.
  • Dominican Women and Preaching, Boletin Eclesiastico de Filipinas, Vol. XC, No. 903, March-April 2014, pp. 129-138.  
  • Preaching the New Evangelization, Colloquia Manila, 2014, Vol. 22, pp. 60-74. 
  • A Missionary Impulse of Preaching to the Peripheries (A Strategic Option to the Future), Philippiniana Sacra, Vol. LI, No. 134, January-April 2016, pp. 7-19.
  • Gratitude for Mercy, Boletin Eclesiastico de Filipinas, Vol. XCIII, Nos. 927-928, July-October 2017, pp. 739- 744. 
  • Obedience: A Path to Communion, Boletin Eclesiastico, Vol. XCIV, No. 926, May-June 2017, pp. 579-588. 

Scientific, Ecclesial and Cultural Activities

  • Instructor, UST Faculty of Sacred Theology, since June 1, 2013
  • Current Rector, UST Central Seminary, Manila 
  • Member, Board of Trustees of UST, Manila
  • Vice-Chair, Board of Trustees of La Consolacion University of the Philippines, Malolos, Bulacan, Phil. 
  • Member, Board of Trustees of Angeles University Foundation, Angeles City, Pampanga, Phil. 


  • Living Out Mysticism and Prophecy in Asia Today, Towards an Integral Vision for the Future of Religious Life: New Insights on the Mystical and Prophetic Elements, Religious Life Week, January 2014, Institute for Consecrated Life in Asia, Quezon City. 
  • Social Dynamics in Community in a Multi-Cultural Setting, Pre-Novitiate Modular Class, Association of Women Formators of the Philippines, November13-15, 2017, Quezon City.
  • “And He Began to Wash his Disciples’ Feet” – The Vocation of the Clergy and the Religious to A Life of Unconditional Service to the Least, Clergy Discernment on the Year of the Clergy and Consecrated Persons, March 6-7, 2018,  Mary Hill School of Theology,  Quezon City.
  • Fundamental Moral Theology, given as Guest Lecturer, April 15 – May 13, 2018, College of Theology, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, South Korea.

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