Pilgrimage in Italy by Augustinian Friars

North American Augustinian friars who recently made, or who will soon make, their Solemn Vows of Poverty, Chastity, and Obedience made a pilgrimage to Italy visiting sites which are  parts of their Augustinian heritage. From left to right they are: Bryan Kerns, Joe Ruiz (front), Stephen Iseley (rear), Gladson D’Abre (front), Brian Barker (rear), Nick Porter,  Fr. Joe Mostardi (pilgrimage leader), Maxime Villeneuve, Nick Mularkey, Philip Yang, and Aldo Potencia.

Dedication of St. Augustine Commons

The newly finished St. Augustine Commons was dedicated during a Mass on the feast of Our Mother of Good Counsel by the Very Rev. Kevin Mullins, OSA, Prior Provincial of The Province of St. Augustine. The St. Augustine Commons includes a plaza for student gatherings and the Fr. John Sanders, OSA Gymnasium.

Fr. John began his dream of a growing campus in the 1990’s when he began a determined action to close Bancroft Street which, at that time, divided the Saint’s campus into two parts. That was followed over the following years by proposals from Saints alumni, generous Saints contributors, and Saints faculty up to the present time.

The vision of Fr. John Sanders is not completed. The future to enhance and carry on that dream will continue, as has Saint Augustine High School, since its founding in 1922.

Very Rev. Kevin Mullins, OSA speaking to the hundreds of people gathered for the first Mass in the Fr. John Sanders, OSA Gymnasium.

Very Rev. Kevin Mullins, OSA speaking to the hundreds of people gathered for the first Mass in the Fr. John Sanders, OSA Gymnasium.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos by Bro. Dominic Avila-Smith, OSA

 

 

Photo by San Diego Union-Tribune

Doug Farnum receives Anima Una Award

On April 6, 2017, at an afternoon mass in St. Augustine’s chapel in San Diego, the province of St. Augustine presented its “ANIMA UNA AWARD” to Doug Farnum. The words on the award expressed the gratitude the Augustinians have for Doug, who was a loyal friend to Fr. Jerome Bevilacqua OSA (of happy memory.) For many years Doug has tirelessly volunteered at the Augustinians’ Cedar Pines property of Tierra Del Sol, near Boulevard, California. Fr. Gary Sanders OSA, prior of the local Augustinian community preached at the mass, and provincial, Fr. Kevin Mullins OSA praised Doug “for being one in mind and heart with the Order of St. Augustine.”

The Anima Una Award is presented to women and men for their fraternal dedication and service to the Augustinians in California. “Anima Una,” a phrase used throughout Augustine’s writings, indicates being “One in Heart.”

Augustinian – March 2017

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Vocation Retreat – Spring 2017

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Augustinians Fr. Mark Menegati, Bro. Maxime Villeneuve, and Fr. Carlos Medina accompanied young men investigating the Order of St. Augustine in California for an evening of bowling during their retreat in mid-February.