October 2016 Discernment Weekend

Oct 2016 Discernment WeekendThree young men joined the Augustinian Community at St Augustine Monastery for the Discernment Weekend on Oct 7-9. Juan, Justin & Aries were this year’s participants.

Over the course of the weekend, the young men had a chance to get to know the community. Fr Carlos & Bro Max coordinated the weekend, and arranged two evening sessions where they learned about Augustine, The Order, and the Vocation stories of some of the members of the Community. A Tour of St Augustine High School & St Patricks Parish were arranged. On Saturday Evening Bro Dominic & Fr Mark discussed Formation, the Novitiate, & Ministry.

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Novitiate Class of 2015 – 2017


This photo of the 2016 -2017 Augustinian Novices: Maurico Morales (CA), Bill Gabriel (VIL), Jeremy Hiers (VIL), Patrick Thorpe (VIL), Arturo Renteria (CA), and John Aruthas (CAN)  wearing their  novice habits, which are their official mode of clothing while in the Augustinian Novitate in Racine, WI.

Friars Studying Graduate Theology in Chicago

2016-17-theologiansFour California Augustinian Theologians are living in the Augustinian Monastery during the 2016-2017 school year. Bro. Sarfraz Alan, OSA, having completed theological studies in Pakistan, is now applying that knowledge to American use.  Bro. Philip Yang, OSA, returning from his pastoral year, is completing his final year of graduate studies. Bro. Robert Baiocco, OSA, continues his theological studies. Bro. Adnan Ghani, also of Pakistan and having completed theological studies there, is, like Sarfaz, is applying that knowledge to American use.

Newly Professed Friars

Caliif Newly Professed 2016Pictured with Prior Provincial Kevin Mullins, OSA are newly professed Augustinian Friars Adnan Ghani, OSA, Dominic Smith, OSA, and Sarfaz Alan, OSA. They professed their vows of Poverty, Chastity, and Obedience in the Order of St. Augustine along with their novitiate classmates in the St. Rita High School Chapel in Chicago, IL on July 31, 2016.