Bernardo de Santa Catalina was part of the first group of Dominican missionaries who reached the Philippines in 1587.
BERNARDO DE SANTA CATALINA
Bernardo de Santa Catalina was part of the first group of Dominican missionaries who sailed in 1586 from Spain to Veracruz and reached the Philippines on 15 July 1587.
The Archbishop Miguel de Benavides, in his will, had made provisions for the founding of what is now the University of Santo Tomas, it was Bernardo de Santa Catalina who executed the document of foundation stating that "the residue of his (Benavides') legacy should be applied to the founding and endowing of a college. He carried out Benavides' wishes and was able to secure a building near the Dominican church and convent in Intramuros for the College.
Miguel de Benavides, the Archbishop of Manila in conference with his executors Bernardo de Santa Catalina and Baltasar Fort about the foundation of a college in Manila. In the background the front of the university building.
(Note Scott, incorrectly indicates the stamp to depict the Pope)
Order of the Dominicans in the Philippines, 400th Anniversary
#1894 11 Nov 1987
Painting entitled, "The Foundation of the University of Santo Tomas, by Archbishop Benavides" painted by Domigo Celis in 1911.
University of Santo Tomas, 400th Anniversary
25 Jan 2011
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