FP Philippines: Historic Profession of Holy Family (ISF) members

Holy FamilyMakati, Philippines – Within the solemn Eucharist, marking the 50th year of the SSP Makati (Philippines community), the First Profession of the Vows of Conjugal Chastity, Poverty and Obedience of the first members of the Institute of the Holy Family (ISF) in the Philippines took place at the Sanctuary of St Paul on 30 June 2010. With their respective families acting as witness, those who made their first profesison were: Matea O. Benavides, Carmela G. Estrada, Agnes C.Haw, Lourdes M. Ocampo, and Linda M. Valeza. These pioneer ISF members in the Philippines and Macau started their formation under Fr Celso Godilano, SSP, who put up the first meetings for the establishment of the ISF in February 2006. When Fr Godilano was made Regional Delegate to the SSP England-Ireland Region, the group continued through the two-yearnovitiate program with Fr Domie Guzman as formator.