[Blueboard] Horacio de la Costa Centenary Inaugural Lecture

Maria Luz C. Vilches mvilches at ateneo.edu
Tue Feb 2 09:21:08 PHT 2016

The Dean and the Faculty of the School of Humanities warmly invite you to a
lecture series to commemorate the centenary of the birth of Fr. Horacio V.
de la Costa, SJ (1916-2016).   An essay written by Professor Emeritus
Soledad S. Reyes <
describes the rationale and significance for the commemorative lectures.

We launch the series with a lecture by Rev. Catalino Arévalo, SJ on
Thursday, February 4, at 5:00 in the afternoon, at the Faura Audio-Visual

*An Introduction to Fr. Horacio V. de la Costa, SJ: Friend in the Lord *


*We begin this series of addresses on Father de la Costa [HLC] with a
“sharing” on his person by another Jesuit, ten years younger than HLC
himself, who was his student (during World War II and immediately after),
and later a ‘rather close co-worker’ in the life and ministries of the
Philippine Jesuit Province of HLC’s time. Presuming some background
knowledge of HLC’s biography and lifework, Fr. Arevalo hopes to touch on
some aspects of, and events in that background, which only a fellow-Jesuit,
“friend in the Lord”, probably could share. Thus something more of HLC’s
‘below-the-surface self’ might open up for us, revealing more the mind and
heart of a priest and ‘gentle genius’ whom many of his contemporaries
considered one of the greatest Filipinos of our time.*

*Catalino G. Arévalo, SJ *Widely recognized as the Dean of Catholic
Theologians in the Philippines, Fr. Catalino G. Arévalo, SJ is the beloved
teacher and mentor of generations of Ateneans and “godfather of hundreds of
priests.” He is the author of several works, notably *Servant of the
Church: A Compilation of Significant Theogical and Spiritual Works *(2013);
*Pedro Calungsod: Young Vusayan Proto-Martyr * (1998), and most
recently, *SomeThoughts
on Filipino Theology *(2015). He has written more than 9,000 pages of
theological writing. Fr. Arévalo was given the Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice
Award by His Eminence Jaime Cardinal Sin in 1997.

For information on all the lectures and speakers, please visit

Dean, School of Humanities
Associate Professor, Department of English
Loyola Schools, Ateneo de Manila University
Loyola Heights 1108, Quezon City, Philippines
Telephone (632) 4266001, Ext. 5300, 5301
Telephone & Fax (632)4261042

*“Mercy is the willingness to enter into the chaos of another.” *– James F.
Keenan, S.J.
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