January 25, 2020 — Augustinian eNews

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Br. Dan Madden, O.S.A. Ordained to Diaconate

Pictured (l-r): Br. Jack Tierney, O.S.A., Br. Dan Madden, O.S.A.,
Bishop Robert Prevost, O.S.A., Fr. Michael Di Gregorio, O.S.A., Prior Provincial
and Fr. Omero Sanchez, O.S.A. (Pastor of Saint Rita Parish)

On January 11,
Br. Dan Madden, O.S.A.

was ordained to the diaconate at 
St. Rita of Cascia Parish Chicago
. Prayerful good wishes to Br. Dan!

Ordination of Bishop Edinson Farfan, O.S.A.

Pictured (l-r): Fr. John Lydon, O.S.A. and Bishop Edinson Farfan, O.S.A.

On Saturday, January 4, beginning the new decade of 2020, in the city of Cuzco, Peru the first Peruvian born Augustinian in over two centuries was ordained a bishop. 
Bishop Edinson Farfan, O.S.A.
, a member of our Augustinian Vicariate of Chulucanas, was named by Pope Francis as the bishop of Chuquibambilla, a large geographical area outside of Cuzco. The prelature of Chuquibambilla was founded by the Italian province in 1968 and until last week, its previous bishops had been from Italy. Bishop Edinson just celebrated his 45th birthday and is now the youngest bishop in Peru. 

Domestic Augustinian Volunteers Send Off
International Volunteers

The domestic AVs recently made a video to send off the two international AVs who will be serving in Peru. Our prayers are with them as they start their volunteer service.
Watch the video here!
The Augustinian Province of St. Thomas of Villanova serves the Augustinian Volunteers program: recent college graduates who feel called to spend a year in service to others while living in an intentional community and committing to personal and spiritual development.

St. Augustine Legacy Society Invitation

We invite you to join the members of the St. Augustine Legacy Society who have made known their intention to include the friars in their estate plans. We want to ensure a strong presence of Augustinians in our schools, parishes and ministries now and into the future. With a simple gift through your will, trust retirement plan or life insurance policy, your legacy becomes the friars’ future.

Something For Your Valentine!
Hearts on Fire
by Fr. Michael Di Gregorio, O.S.A

Hearts on Fire
is a collection of short biographical sketches of saintly men and women venerated by the Augustinians. The entries follow the general calendar of the Order in 307 pages and recount the lives of 94 Saints, Blesseds and Servants of God who practiced Augustinian Spirituality in the pursuit of holiness.
This volume is a valuable companion for those who celebrate the Liturgy of the Hours according to the Augustinian calendar. The best sources available have been used to present profiles which are historically accurate, clear and up-to-date.

January 25
“Let us confidently acknowledge and openly declare that Christ was crucified for our sake, proclaiming it with pride and joy, not with fear and shame. The apostle Paul saw in this reason for boasting. He could have told us many great and holy things about Christ: how as God he shared with his Father the work of creation, and how as man like us he was master of the world. But he would not glory in any of these wonderful things. God forbid that I should boast of anything, he said, except the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

Sermon 218C