Reverend Father Horacio de la Costa, S. J. was the first Filipino Provincial General of the Society of Jesus in the Philippines, and a recognized authority in Philippine and Asian culture and history. The Society of Jesus ( Latin: Societas Iesu, SJ and SI or SJ, SI) is a Catholic religious order
A brilliant writer, scholar, and historian, Fr. de la Costa was born in Maúban, Quezon on May 9, 1916 to Judge Sixto de la Costa and Emiliana Villamayor. The Municipality of Mauban ( Filipino: Bayan ng Mauban) is a first class municipality in the province of Quezon, Philippines Quezon is a province of the Philippines located in the CALABARZON region in Luzon. Events 1457 BC - Battle of Megiddo (15th century BC between Thutmose III and a large Canaanite coalition under the King of Year 1916 ( MCMXVI) was a Leap year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Leap year A judge, or justice, is an Official who presides over a Court of law Ordained a Jesuit priest at the age of 30, he became, at age 55, the first Filipino provincial superior of this religious order, the Society of Jesus. A priest or priestess is a person having the authority or power to administer religious rites in particular rites of sacrifice to and propitiation of a deity or deities The Society of Jesus ( Latin: Societas Iesu, SJ and SI or SJ, SI) is a Catholic religious order
De la Costa first attended the public elementary school in Batangas before moving on to the Ateneo de Manila, where he distinguished himself for academic excellence and student leadership, particularly as a writer and, later, as editor of the Guidon, the campus newspaper. This article is about the province For the city see Batangas City. The Ateneo de Manila University (also called " Ateneo de Manila " or simply "the Ateneo " is a private University run A writer is anyone who creates a written work although the word usually designates those who write creatively or professionally as well as those who have written in many different forms After earning there his Bachelor of Arts degree, summa cum laude, in 1935, he entered the Society of Jesus at the Sacred Heart Novitiate in Novaliches, where he completed his master’s degree. Latin honors are Latin phrases used to indicate the level of academic distinction with which an Academic degree was earned The Society of Jesus ( Latin: Societas Iesu, SJ and SI or SJ, SI) is a Catholic religious order Afterward, he went back to the Ateneo to teach philosophy and history for two years. Philosophy is the study of general problems concerning matters such as existence knowledge truth beauty justice validity mind and language History is the study of the past particularly the written record Those who study history as a Profession are called Historians Etymology During this time, he also worked as a writer and radio talent for the Chesteron Evidence Guild, more specifically, the "Commonwealth Hour", for which he created the character of Teban, the calesa diver, at the height of the controversy over the 1940 divorce bill. Divorce or dissolution of marriage is the termination of a Marriage. The program evolved into "Kuwentong Kutsero", consisting of satirical tales dealing mostly with life in Manila. The City of Manila
During the war, the Japanese imprisoned him for two months in Fort Santiago for his role in the resistance movement. Fort Santiago (Fuerza de Santiago is a defense fortress built for Spanish conquistador Miguel López de Legazpi. He helped Rev. Fr. John F. Hurley, the Jesuits’ superior, in taking clothes and medicines to American and Filipino soldiers who had evaded capture by the Japanese or escaped from Japanese prison camps. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Filipinos or the Filipino people are the citizens of the Philippines. For this, he was awarded the Medal for Freedom by the United States government in 1946. The Presidential Medal of Freedom is a decoration bestowed by the President of the United States and is along with the equivalent Congressional Gold Medal bestowed The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Early in 1946, he left for the United States to pursue further studies in theology at Woodstock College, Maryland, where he was ordained a priest on March 24, 1946 by American Bishop John F. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Theology is the study of a god or the gods from a religious perspective Woodstock College was a Jesuit Seminary that existed from 1869 to 1974. A priest or priestess is a person having the authority or power to administer religious rites in particular rites of sacrifice to and propitiation of a deity or deities A bishop is an ordained or consecrated member of the Christian clergy who is generally entrusted with a position of authority and oversight McNamara. He received his doctorate degree in history at Harvard University in 1951. History is the study of the past particularly the written record Those who study history as a Profession are called Historians Etymology
Back in the Philippines, he served anew with the faculty of the Ateneo de Manila in 1953, later becoming its first Filipino college dean while teaching history at the same time. The Philippines ( Filipino: Pilipinas, officially known as the Republic of the Philippines (fil ''Republika ng Pilipinas'' RP The Ateneo de Manila University (also called " Ateneo de Manila " or simply "the Ateneo " is a private University run In 1958, he was made a consultant of the Philippine province of the Society of Jesus and, in 1959, assumed the editorship of its scholarly publication, Philippines Studies. The Society of Jesus ( Latin: Societas Iesu, SJ and SI or SJ, SI) is a Catholic religious order Fr. de la Costa received a Smith-Mundt-Fuldright scholarship in 1960. In 1962, he became a research associate of the London School of Oriental and Africa Studies. During this period, he received honorary doctorates from the University of Santo Tomás, Tokyo’s Sophia University, and Dumaguete’s Silliman University. Not to be confused with University of St Thomas. The Pontifical and Royal University of Santo Tomas The Catholic University of the Philippines is a private university in Japan with its main campus located in Yotsuya, an area of Tokyo 's Chiyoda Ward in Japan. Silliman University is a Protestant institution of higher education located in Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental, Philippines.
On December 8, 1969, he assumed office as provincial superior of the Philippine province of the Society of Jesus. Events 1609 - Biblioteca Ambrosiana opens its reading room the second public library of Europe. Year 1969 ( MCMLXIX) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The Society of Jesus ( Latin: Societas Iesu, SJ and SI or SJ, SI) is a Catholic religious order His election ended the long line of Spanish and American Jesuits who were elected to the said post in the Philippines.
He also contributed numerous articles on these subjects to various local and foreign scholarly publications, such as Philippine Social Sciences and Humanities Review, Bulletin of the Philippine Historical Association, Hispanic American Historical Review, Comment, Science Review, Theological Studies, and Philippine Studies. The Catholic Encyclopedia carries his article on the Philippines. The Catholic Encyclopedia, also referred to today as the Old Catholic Encyclopedia, is an English-language Encyclopedia published by The Encyclopedia The Philippines ( Filipino: Pilipinas, officially known as the Republic of the Philippines (fil ''Republika ng Pilipinas'' RP
In 1965, he was presented the Republic Heritage Award by the then Philippine President Diosdado Macapagal for his historical writings. Year 1965 ( MCMLXV) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. For the airport see Diosdado Macapagal International Airport For the boulevard in Metro Manila, see Diosdado Macapagal Boulevard In 1971 he became General Assistant and Consultant to the Jesuit Father General Arupe in Rome. Rome ( Roma ˈroma Roma is the capital city of Italy and Lazio, and is Italy's largest and most populous city with more than 2
Fr. de le Costa was one of the founding members of the Philippine Academy of Science and Humanities, as well as the International Association of Historians of Asia. He was also a member of the National Research Council of the Philippines, Philippine Bibliographical Society, Philippine Historical Association and the National Historical Society of the National Historical Commission. The Philippine Historical Association is a professional association of Historians in the Philippines.
A few years before his death, he attended the general congregation of Jesuits from all over the world in Rome. Rome ( Roma ˈroma Roma is the capital city of Italy and Lazio, and is Italy's largest and most populous city with more than 2 In need of a composition on "The Jesuits Today", the delegates entrusted its preparation to Fr. de la Costa. He worked on it by himself for three days. When he was finished, he returned to the congregation and read his draft. His composition was accepted exactly as he had written it.
Fr. de la Costa died of cancer on March 20, 1977 at the age of 60. Cancer (medical term Malignant Neoplasm) is a class of Diseases in which a group of cells display uncontrolled Events 1600 - The Linköping Bloodbath takes place on Maundy Thursday in Linköping, Sweden. Also 1977 (album by Ash. Year 1977 ( MCMLXXVII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays He was buried in the Jesuit Novitiate Compound in Novaliches, Quezon City. Novitiate, alt noviciate, is the period of training and preparation that a Novice (or prospective) monastic or member Quezon City ( Filipino: Lungsod Quezon) is the former capital ( 1948 - 1976) and the most populous Quezon City ( Filipino: Lungsod Quezon) is the former capital ( 1948 - 1976) and the most populous
For his achievements in the Jesuit Philippine Province and the Jesuit congregation in general, the Loyola School of Theology of the Ateneo de Manila University was inaugurated while the Horacio de la Costa Hall in the same university was named, both in his honor. Theology is the study of a god or the gods from a religious perspective The Ateneo de Manila University (also called " Ateneo de Manila " or simply "the Ateneo " is a private University run