Fr Frank O’Kelly MSSC

Remembering Pinatubo

By Fr Frank O’Kelly MSSC

More than ten years have passed since the eruption of Mt. Pinatubo but for me the memory of that terrible day is still very vivid.

On Philippine Independence Day, Wednesday, June 12, 1991 I attended an ecumenical service in the town plaza of Cabangan.  At around nine in the morning I returned home to write a letter to the former parish priest, Fr Malcolm Sherrard who had been assigned home to New Zealand.