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Fr. Philip Anderson: Former Agnostic

November 5, 2001 No Comments

Father Philip grew up in a happy middle class family. His parents were searchers who raised him in a Unitarian congregation. As a teen, he rebelled and ran from God. Reading Aldous Huxley led him to believe that he could have mystical experiences through drugs. The positive influence of some professors in college let him to Christ and eventually, after reading the “Confessions” of St. Augustine of Hippo to the Catholic Church. Fr. Philip is now the Abbott of Our Lady of Clear Creek Abbey, in Hulbert, OK. For more information, visit