Br. Philip Robert, FMS
70th Anniversary of Being a Marist Brother
Br. Philip Robert entered the Marist Postulancy in 1947 and the Marist Brothers Novitiate in 1948. He professed his first vows on July 26, 1949. After completing a BS in Spanish at Marist College, he began his teaching career at Central Catholic High School in Lawrence, MA in 1953. He also served as a teacher at Archbishop Molloy High School, Briarwood, NY (1957-66), at John Coleman High School in Kingston NY, (1968-70) and as a councilor at Queen of Angels in Newark, NJ, (1994-96).
During his Apostolic career, he also served the Marist Brothers as Provincial (1980-85), as Vice Provincial (1977-80), as Vocation Director (1970-77), as a member of the General Council in Rome (1985-93) as a Parish Pastoral Associate in Epiphany Parish in Moorefield, WV (1998-2006) and as a Spiritual Director in Esopus (2006-2015).
He earned an MA in Spanishfrom Fordham University in 1960 and an MA in Counseling from St. John’s University in 1973. He professed his Final Vows on August 22, 1954 as well as the Vow of Stability in May 1966.