By: Fr. Arthur Price, MSSC
One Day Long Ago
My own arrival in Malate is still clearly etched in my memory. Four of us, newly ordained priests, James McDevitt, Dermot Feeney, Martin Strong and I, arrived in Manila Bay on a beautiful tropical evening, just before sunset. We made our way to Malate Church which we found in a festive mood as the annual novena in honor of Our Lady of Remedies was then in progress. It was November 15, 1936. A wonderful atmosphere of relaxed enjoyment was everywhere. Religion really seemed to be the center of the lives of all people in more ways than one.