The Gellert Library was delighted to receive a beautiful coffee table book honoring the 50th Golden Jubilee of St Patrick’s graduate, Monsignor Brigido “Bibi” Pedro Untalan Arroyo, the pastor of one of the largest and busiest parishes of the Archdiocese of Agana, Guam—St. Anthony-St Victor Church in Tamuning.
“This faithful servant comes from a simple family from Guam that has weathered decades of change and numerous challenges, grown amidst natural disasters and the tragedies of a World War,” states the foreword to the book titled 50 Years of Priestly Stewardship: Msgr. Brigido Untalan Arroyo.
The book, written by Katherine Salas Diaz of Guam and Mark Anthony F. Arbis of Manila, Philippines was launched the same evening as Monsignor Arroyo’s 50th Golden Jubilee Eucharist and Reception in Guam this past June. One proud guest was his mother, Olivia Untalan Arroyo, who will reach her one hundredth birthday this year.
The Presbyterium chapter of the book contains many wonderful sepia toned photos of the seminarian then known as “Bibi” Arroyo as he stands with his brother seminarians at the front entrance. He received a B.A. from St Patrick’s Seminary in 1961.
We congratulate Monsignor Arroyo on this milestone and thank him for this inspiring gift, which is on display in the library.