From Brazil to Zamboanga
Fr. Émerson Cristiano Gazetta and Fr. Paulo Cézar Dos Santos both hail from Brazil,
but found their missionary vocation calling them to the jungles of the Philippines.
However, as soon as [my] destination was received [in the fall of 2011], Fr. Fausto Tentorio was gunned down. I still remember perfectly the moment when the terrible news came to us. I was afraid, I confess, and in the following days, many began to say that I was crazy to leave for that dangerous destination. But the Superior General, to whom I expressed my hesitations, listened to me and reassured me. And so I left. I’ve been in the Philippines five years now and I feel at home here.”