The Province of the Passion of Christ (Philippines) deeply saddened announces that, on July 7th 2013


has returned to the Father in Saint Paul of the Cross Theologate in Quezon City, Philippines. He was born on December 16th, 1918 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. He professed his vows on August 15th, 1940 and was ordained priest on April 29th, 1947.

Father Hilarion was the dean of PASS and PAUL province and one of the nine pioneering missionaries from St. Paul of the Cross Eastern Province (USA) who went to the Philippines in 1958 and established the Passionist presence there. He was very dedicated to the people of the Philippines and much loved by them.

There is a heartwarming photo of Hilarion and a brief reflection on his life written by Laurence Finn, CP on the website of the Filipino Passionists (

May the Lord welcome him to His Loving Arms and Eternal Reward!

R. I. P.