1997: Brother Richard MacPhee

Brother Richard lives and breathes the motto of his order; Charity Unlimited. He is well known for his work with the homeless people in Hamilton.

Brother Richard has been involved in many projects during the years in addition to the Good Shepherd Men’s Centre and Martha House: the Family Services Centre, Brennan House for homeless teenagers, Mary’s Place for homeless women, Emmanuel House and Taylor Apartments offering supportive housing, Notre Dame House to shelter street youth, and Somerville House offering supportive housing to women.  

Although his workload seems to grow by the day, he keeps things in perspective with his ability to laugh at life, and he is heartened by those who volunteer and provide help. “People really want to be involved. There is truly goodness in everyone and that always shines forth.” (Source:H.P.L.)