On 14th January 2013, the Marist Fathers Formation House in Bangkal was finally blessed. Doing the blessing was Fr. Pat Devlin, SM, the Philippine District Superior and joining him was the members of the community and the International English Speaking Novitiate community. A simple fellowship meal and drinks were shared by all after the house blessing. While having dinner, the rain poured down as if the new house was blessed for the second time.
The Formation house is named after Fr. Philip Callaghan, SM, an Australian Marist who gave inspiration to many young Marist seminarians as a Marist priest and as Philosophy and English teacher. He was also our District Superior. He died of cancer on 16 June 2005 in the Philippines. His memory and inspiration live on!