April 23, 2012


John Patrick Delaney, SJ
In 2001, the Ateneo High School Class of 1950 installed a sculpture of one of their beloved mentors in a small garden in the campus.  Fr. John Patrick Delaney, SJ was born in 1906 in Liverpool, England and came to the Philippines in 1928 as a young scholastic, teaching in the Ateneo when it was still located in Intramuros. As a priest, he was assigned at various times to Rome and the U.S. but he eventually came back to the Philippines in 1945, staying until his death in 1956. He served for a few more years in the Ateneo then was assigned to the University of the Philippines – Diliman to serve as a chaplain to the Catholic student community in the state, and therefore non-sectarian, university. Written just below his name in the pedestal: Irish by descent, English by birth, American by nationality, Filipino by choice.


Olivier said...

belle sculpture

Oakland Daily Photo said...

A touching epitaph.

George said...

This is a wonderful memorial. I really like the inscription.

Cezar and Léia said...

Thanks for all information, it's a beautiful sculpture!

Dina said...

I love it that students appreciate their mentor so much they make a statue of him.
Everyone needs a mentor.