October 26, 2019 — Augustinian eNews

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Augustinian eNews

Fr. William M. Cleary, O.S.A. 
was born on March 23, 1935, in Washington, DC, one of seven sons and three daughters of William F. Cleary and Mary V. Roche. He was baptized on April 4, 1935, at Holy Name Church, Washington, DC, and received his early education at Holy Name School from 1941 to 1947, and Saint Aloysius School from 1947 to 1949. He then attended Gonzaga High School, Washington, after which he was received into the Order at Good Counsel Novitiate, New Hamburg, New York on September 9, 1953. He professed simple vows on September 10, 1954, and then attended Villanova University, where he received a BA in Philosophy. He made profession of solemn vows on September 10, 1957…

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Fr. Rob Hagan Speaker at Catholic Executive Breakfast

On October 18,
Fr. Rob Hagan, O.S.A.
was the keynote speaker at The Catholic Foundation of Greater Philadelphia’s Catholic Executive Breakfast at The Union League of Philadelphia.
Fr. Rob discussed that in life, perspective is everything; it can change the way we see ourselves and the world around us.

Gregor Mendel Award

On October 17, Rose Davis accepted the Gregor Mendel Award at St. Augustine Preparatory School from
Fr. Michael Di Gregorio, O.S.A., Prior Provincial.
The Augustinian Province of Saint Thomas of Villanova through its ministries serves and sponsors St. Augustine Prep.

Augustinian Magazine

The digital interactive copy of the Fall Augustinian Magazine is now available!
View the latest stories.

‘I Won’t Hurt You’ Meeting Christ in a Padded Cell

On October 15th, Commonwealmagazine.org published 
I Won’t Hurt You’ Meeting Christ in a Padded Cell
Fr. Paul Morrissey, O.S.A.
This powerful story begins with: 
“You took all of this on, Lord.” This was my prayer after I visited “Peter” in the mental-health unit in a prison in Philadelphia. The twenty-five-year-old man had murdered a neighbor in a fit of rage for unclear reasons. Since his arrest, he had been confined in prison, awaiting assessment to determine if he would stand trial. I was already at the prison visiting other inmates when the supervisor of the Catholic chaplaincy called to ask me to visit Peter…”

Augustinian appointed delegate to
General Chapter of Canons

In October,
Fr. Gary McCloskey, O.S.A.,
at the request of Cardinal Cupich of Chicago, served as President of the 1st General Chapter of the Canons Regular of Saint John Cantius.

Augustinians name layman new director
of St. Rita Shrine

From Catholic Philly News: “A longtime university campus minister has been named the director of the National Shrine of St. Rita of Cascia.
Jonathan Jerome becomes just the second lay leader of the Shrine in South Philadelphia that is run under the auspices of the Augustinian Friars. He began his duties Oct. 7.

Augustinian Volunteers

Rainbows, Butterflies, Compromise
by Julia Rodrigues

“Coming into the AV experience I was most nervous for community living. I studied education in University and I was raised Catholic, so I was not concerned about the service or spirituality aspect. I had lived with four different roommates throughout my University experience. I just wanted to live with people who cared about each other and wanted to do things together…”

2019 Fall Appeal
Be the difference, donate today!

Read the reflection of Fr. Aldo Potencio, O.S.A. in our Augustinian Fund Fall Appeal. Your gift to the Fund supports the care of our elderly and infirm friars, the education of new Province members and the friars’ ministries that serve the disenfranchised. Be the difference, donate today!

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