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.

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