Origins

Origins

A Small Company of Volunteers

Idea

Idea

The Oratorian Vision

Life

Life

The Toronto Community

“St Philip lived in an age as traitorous to the interests of Catholicism as any that preceded it, or can follow it … and he perceived that the mischief was to be met, not with argument, not with science, not with protests and warnings, not by the recluse or the preacher, but by means of the great counter-fascination of purity and truth…he preferred to yield to the stream, and direct the current, which he could not stop, of science, literature, art, and fashion, and to sweeten and to sanctify what God had made very good and man had spoilt. And so he contemplated as the idea of his mission, not the propagation of the faith, nor the exposition of doctrine, nor the catechetical schools; whatever was exact and systematic pleased him not; he put from him monastic rule and authoritative speech, as David refused the armour of his king. No; he would be but an ordinary individual priest as others: and his weapons should be but unaffected humility and unpretending love.”
Blessed John Henry Newman on St Philip Neri (from The Idea of a University)
Holy Family Parish

Holy Family Parish

1372 King St. West
Toronto, Ontario
Canada, M6K 1H3

St. Vincent de Paul Parish

St. Vincent de Paul Parish

263 Roncesvalles Ave
Toronto, Ontario
Canada, M6R 2L9

St. Philip's Seminary

St. Philip's Seminary

1372 King St. West
Toronto, Ontario
Canada, M6K 1H3

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