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Fr. Peter was ordained to the Holy Priesthood on August 15, 2015. He currently serves on the retreat staff at El Carmelo Retreat House in Redlands, California. He has been active in the pro-life movement since his college days by praying at abortion clinics, participating in sidewalk counseling, and producing a pro-life video. He has seen many hearts changed through pro-life ministry, including his own.
Fr. Philip entered the California-Arizona Province of the Discalced Carmelite Friars in 1998 and made his first Profession of Vows in 2000, taking the religious name Philip of Our Lady of Guadalupe because of his special devotion to her. After seven years of study at Mt. Angel Seminary in Oregon, Fr. Philip was ordained a priest in 2007. Since his ordination, he has served the Province as an Associate Pastor of Santa Cruz Church and as Pastor of St. Margaret Mary Church--both in Tucson, Arizona. In the Summer of 2011, he was assigned to be Pastor and Superior here at St. Therese. He also serves the Province as a member of the Provincial Council (elected in 2011 and reelected in May 2014). A well-known fact about Fr. Philip is that he has a great sense of humor. A little known fact is that he is an accomplished iconographer and character artist.
Claire is a college student at El Camino College studying to be a nuclear engineer. She has been doing prolife work since she was 6, giving presentations, leading prolife events, conducting campus outreach, and sidewalk counseling.