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Augustinian – June 2017

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Augustinians from the three Augustinian Provinces of North America, as well as the Prior General and Vicar General, gathered together at Villanova University in Pennsylvania for a week-long meeting to discuss issuses pertinent to collaboration and unification of the North American Provinces. Photo by Villanova University.

 

Friars met in groups to discuss subjects such as Augustinian Spirituality, Inter-Province Communication using new technology, Justice and Peace, Hispanic/Latino Ministry, Lay Spirituality, and Campus and Parish Ministry. Issues raised in groups were then presented to those gathered for more discussion. Photo by Dominic Smith OSA.

During the first Mass of the Convocation the Most Rev. Alejandro Moral OSA, Prior General of The Order of St. Augustine, recieved the renewal of vows of seventeen friars from North America who are currently in formation. Photo by Dominic Smith OSA.

Each morning, during Morning Prayer, an Augustinian gave a reflection on his call to religious life and how he feels the Spirit is calling him forward to serve the People of God. Here, Fr. Carlos Medina OSA, from the Province of St. Augustine, shared his life story and path to the Augustinians and Ordination to the priesthood. Photo by Dominic Smith OSA.

Augustinian friars filled both sides of the Villanova University Chapel for the ending Mass. Very Rev. Joe Farrel OSA, Vicar General of the Order of St. Augustine, was the principle celebrant. Photo by Dominic Smith OSA.

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