ers, and companions. They inspiredme with their example of selflessservice. Little did I know that thosechildhood experiences would leadme on a path to brotherhood, and,oh, what a journey it has been!
All parents want to see their children happy, healthy, and successful,and my parents were no exception.
and couldn’t escape being drawninto the life of the parish, which wascentral for many of us in the neighborhood.
We were fortunate to have religious sisters, brothers, and priestswho served our community. I wasalways in awe of them, not becauseof their habits (which seemed toremain miraculously clean at alltimes) but because of how they radiated joy. They were very much a partof us as teachers, preachers, presid
BESIDES prayingand workingtogether,Pacquing’scommunity takestime just for fun.Here he takes partin a social withother Marianists.
COUR TES Y OF BROTHER ALLEN A. PACQUING, S. M.
in a hardworking, tight-knit Catholic family. My parents immigratedfrom the Philippines in the mid
1960s, wanting my older sister andme to have the opportunity of theAmerican dream. The values of faith,family, community, service, culture, language, and education wereinstilled in us. St. Anthony’s Churchin Kalihi taught me the meaning ofcommunity long before I consideredjoining a religious community. Welived close by the church and school