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Priests with Neumann Ties Invested as Knights in
Holy Order

Fr. Phillip Lowe and Monsignor Federico Britto
Fr. Phillip Lowe and Monsignor Federico Britto march in the Order of the Holy Sepulchre investment procession at  St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City, October 2010.

Neumann University Trustee Monsignor Federico Britto and Neumann professor Father Phillip Lowe were invested as knights in the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem on Oct. 2, 2010 in New York City.

The origins of the Order of the Holy Sepulchre date back to the First Crusade when Jerusalem was freed from Muslim control. The Order has roots in the defense of the Holy Sepulchre, the tomb where Jesus was placed after he died on the cross, and continues its reverence today. Currently, the Order has members around the globe who seek to support Catholic churches, parishes, holy sites, and education in the Holy Land.


As knights, Britto and Lowe will support the church through prayer, promoting social justice and cultivating financial contributions.


“I was thrilled to be accepted into the order as a way of supporting the churches in the Holy Land. It has really become an important part of my charitable activities. This is a good goal to help the church within the Holy Land to prosper. The Catholic church is a minority in the Holy Land,” Lowe said.


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