Bro. Philip came to the Philippines in 1966 to help Fr. Madian, OFM open a school for lay brothers in Leyte. After two years, he was assigned to join the formation team for brothers at the Our Lady of the Angels Seminary (OLAS), where he was also in administration (in his words, “..to get things moving”). Since 1970, he has been actively involved in helping the lepers in Tala Leprosarium. He was assigned to Santuario de San Antonio in 1999 and has been here since then as procurator.
On May 17, he will leave for his next assignment – a parish in South Field, Michigan, USA, where he will again do what he loves doing, that is, teach about St. Francis and help out in community life. Asked about his parting words, he said, “I am glad I came here not only to help the community but also to work behind the scene. Given the chance, I will do it all over again.”
Good-bye Bro. Philip and God bless.