22 August 2010Hon. Marciano A. Paynor, Jr., the Consul General of the Philippine Consulate in San Francisco visited St. Patrick's Seminary & University on Thursday, August 19, 2010 at the invitation of Ms. Nellie Hizon, a member of the Seminary Board of Regents. Fr. McKearney, President/Rector and Fr. Myers, Vice President for Seminary External Affairs welcomed Hon. & Mrs. Paynor with a tour of the Seminary giving the couple a brief history of the Seminary highlighting the current enrollment and recent history of Filipino seminarians and their unique contribution to the Church in the United States. Hon. & Mrs. Paynor graciously gifted Frs. McKearney and Myers with items made in the Philippines and Fr. McKearney presented the couple with remembrances of their visit including a book detailing the history of St. Patrick's. Over lunch Fr. McKearney was delighted to learn of Hon. & Mrs. Paynor's plans to attend the Four Pillars Gala on September 18, 2010! We heartily thank them for blessing us with their visit and for their desire to help spread the good news of what this institution does for the Church and for society.