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Father Ed


Father “Ed” was born in Manila, Philippines, on April 20, 1961. When he first met the Adornos, he was already a priest of the Diocese of Daet, Camarines Norte, and had been ordained by his uncle, Bishop, Most Reverend Celestino R. Enverga, in the Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity in Daet on June 7, 1986.

He came to the United States in 1994 to visit family and baptize a nephew residing in the Goose Creek, South Carolina, area. This gave him the occasion to meet and to stay with the Adornos at Immaculate Conception Parish rectory. In the weeks that followed, he came to like the Adorno community and even asked for the possibility to become a religious, which had been one of his dreams since seminary days.

After the proper canonical information and procedures with his Diocese and the Order, Father Ed was sent to the Adorno seminary in Ramsey, New Jersey (1994) for a period of acquaintance and understanding of the Adorno religious family and their charism; he was also sent to India for six months (1995) in the seminary at Mallikassery, Kerala. He made his novitiate (1996) and his Simple Profession of Vows (1997). Around Christmas 1998, he returned to Goose Creek again as an Assistant Pastor to Father Frank Palmieri at Immaculate Conception Church. There, on June 18, 2000, he made his Solemn Profession of Vows in our Order and continued his priestly ministry.

On Easter 2008, he was assigned as Administrator of Saint Philip Benizi Parish in Moncks Corner and of Our Lady of Peace in Bonneau, South Carolina. Eventually, he was made Pastor of these two communities by the new Bishop, Most Reverend Robert Guglielmone, on July 5, 2010. During the summer of 2012 he resigned as Pastor and accepted the responsibility of coordinating the diocesan ministry to the jails of South Carolina (Vicar for Prison Ministry), a position which he still holds (2015). His residence is with the community of Jesus Our Risen Savior Church in Spartanburg, South Carolina.