In the year 2000 His Eminence Jose Cardinal Falcao invited the Sisters of Mary to establish a house in his archdiocese in Brasilia, Brazil. In 2001 the Sisters of Mary accepted the land offered for them in the city of Sta. Maria, Distrito Federal, and the groundbreaking ceremony where the future Clinic will rise followed.
Fr. Al went to the Philippines in 1983 to receive the Ramon Magsaysay Award for International Understanding given for his outstanding services for the abandoned youth, sick, agend, and the poor in Korea.