November 23, 2019 — Augustinian eNews

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Augustinian eNews

Fr. James G. Glennon, O.S.A.
February 11, 1925 — November 9, 2019

Fr. James G. Glennon, O.S.A.
was born on February 11, 1925, in Boston, Massachusetts, one of three sons and one daughter of John J. Glennon and Elizabeth Norton. He was baptized on March 1, 1925 at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Boston, and attended Cheverus Grammar School, Jamaica Plains, and Mission High School, West Roxbury, graduating in 1943. He spent a year as a postulant at Augustinian Academy, Staten Island, New York, and was received into the Augustinian Order as a novice on September 9, 1944. After a year at Our Mother of Good Counsel Novitiate, New Hamburg, New York, he professed simple vows on September 10, 1945. He then attended Villanova College, and received his BA in Philosophy in 1949. He professed solemn vows in the Order on September 10, 1948, and pursued theological studies at Augustinian College, Washington, D.C. He was ordained to the priesthood on June 9, 1952, at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, D.C., by Bishop John McNamara…
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Br. Jeremy Hiers, O.S.A. Shares his Vocation Story

On November 10th,
Br. Jeremy Hiers, O.S.A.
shared his vocation story at the St. Thomas of Villanova Parish during the Province’s Vocation Awareness Week. Br. Jeremy is currently a student in formation, who’s serving his pastoral year in the parish.

Recruitment has Begun for Augustinian Volunteers

Believe it or not, recruitment for our next volunteer class has begun! Many thanks to the alums who have represented the Volunteers at fairs across the country, or will do so in the coming weeks. We would love to make new connections this fall and winter. 
Please let us know if there is a parish, high school, college, etc in your area where we could recruit for the AVs. We are happy to send you fliers and other materials!

Saturday Morning Homilies
Reflections on the New Testament
By: Fr. Thomas Dwyer, O.S.A.

This book by
Fr. Thomas Dwyer, O.S.A.
offers the reader the benefit of his knowledge of Jesus’ message, refined during his 52 years as a missionary in Japan. In these 95 pages he has provided guidance to help the reader grow and know Jesus better.
You my request a copy of this book by contacting Fr. Dwyer, however, a donation of at least $10.00 is requested to cover the cost of packaging and shipping. Please include your name and address and make any checks payable to Fr. Dwyer.
To contact him, write to:

Fr. Thomas Dwyer, O.S.A.
St. Thomas Monastery
800 E. Lancaster Ave.
Villanova, PA 19085

Support Our New Province Members

The journey to become a solemnly professed Augustinian Priest or Brother is a lifelong commitment to God, the Church, and the Augustinian Order. Learn more about Augustinian Vocations and Formation and how your generosity can impact our theologians, novices and pre-novices. Donate to the M. Louise Fitzpatrick Fund for Formation and make a difference today!

Villanova Students Visit Catholic University of Trujillo

A delegation of Villanova University engineering students visited the Catholic University of Trujillo for their school break. Together with engineering students of the Catholic University, they organized a STEM workshop for students in an extremely poor area of Trujillo. They also went to a mountain town to help install wind turbines so that electricity could be generated in places were there is no electrical grid. Students were accompanied by Villanova Engineering Faculty member Al Ortega and
Fr. John Lydon, O.S.A.

Fr. Robert Murray, O.S.A.
Welcomes Superintendent of Catholic Schools

(Left to Right) Fr. Robert Murray, O.S.A., Head of School at St. Augustine Preparatory School pictured with Dr. William Watson, Superintendent of Catholic Schools, Diocese of Camden, New Jersey.
On Wednesday, November 6, 2019, Dr. Watson graciously joined the St. Augustine Prep Community for the school’s weekly Mass. Grandparents of the Class of 2023 were in attendance. 

This Holiday Season, Make a Difference While You Shop!

The holidays are fast approaching! Did you know that you can support the Augustinians while you shop on Amazon? Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible 
 purchases directly to the Augustinian Fund. Same products, same prices, same service.

November 23
Saint Clement
“Why did he permit himself to be tempted, if not to teach us how to resist the tempter? The world promises the pleasures of the flesh; answer it: ‘God is ore delightful than that.’ The world promises secular honors and high office; answer it: ‘The Kingdom of God is higher than all that.’ The world promises superfluous, even damnable spectacle to our curiosity; answer it: ‘God’s truth alone does not err.’”
Sermon 284,5