Meet the Sodalit Brothers

Don’t miss the opportunity of meeting the brothers when you have the chance. They are consecrated men who live the calling to be fully available to do apostolate. In other words they are men of God at the service of the parishioners and will be happy to offer their support, prayers and spiritual direction to anyone who needs.


Patrick Michael Travers

Born in Peoria, IL, the “All-American City.” Went to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and studied civil & structural engineering. Worked for a year or so as a structural engineer before going on a FOCUS mission trip to Peru, where he met the Sodalit brothers. Began to discover a call to the apostolic consecrated vocation and entered religious formation in 2007. Lived for 10 years in Peru, working the last 6 years in religious formation for the community. Finished a Master’s in “Spiritual accompaniment and vocational discernment” in Salamanca, Spain. Moved back to Philadelphia in March 2017, where he has been helping in the parish and Newman Center. Loves all sports and especially “hooping it up” at the Penn Pottruck Rec Center. e-mail:

Father Carlos Keen von Wuthenau



Deacon Remigio Morales Bermudez Buze

Born in Lima city, capital of Peru. I love the rich nature and folklore of my country, I love the ocean, arts and silence. I did four years of humanistic studies which opened my quest for deep existential questions. After finding Christ in the Catholic Church in 1999 I joined the SCV, studied three years of Philosophy and three of Theology, followed by a masters in Dogmatic Theology and finally a Certificate in Theological Anthropology. My ministry has been dedicated to the youth, families and Theology theaching. I am the Spirituality Director of this Parish. e-mail:



Michael Gokie

I was born in Dallas and raised in small town Nebraska. After three years at the University of Nebraska I left school to join the Sodalit community in 2009. I spent four years in Lima Peru before being sent here to Philadelphia to serve as a Campus Minister at Drexel University in 2014. I also started studying at Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary in 2015 to continue my pursuit of the priestly vocation within the Sodalit community. I feel very blessed to be here in Philadelphia and have loved every day working with the parish and the Drexel students. e-mail:


Leonardo Suanno Negrini

I was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. I became a sodalit in 2011 during Medical School and moved to Lima Peru in 2014 after graduation, to receive my formation as consecrated layman in the SCV. In May of 2017 I finished my religious formation and moved to Philadelphia to live in the Sodalit Community of Our Lady of Perpetual Help at the Rectory of Saint Agatha and Saint James. I am currently at the service of the Parish and the Newman Center working as Outreach Coordinator. e-mail:


Nelson Jose Villamor

I was born and raised in the city of Cebu, Philippines. I joined the Sodalit community after I went for a trip to Peru in 2010. After my religious formation, I stayed in Peru to serve the poor and our order’s youth ministry in the shanty towns of Lima. Then, I was sent to Chile to serve in the parish youth ministry of Mother of the Apostles Parish (Maipú). This year, I was sent to Philadelphia to serve as a Campus Minister at UPenn. e-mail: