November 9, 2019 — Augustinian eNews

Augustinian eNews

Augustinian eNews

Vocation Awareness Week Talk on Facebook Live

The Augustinian Province of Saint Thomas of Villanova Vocation Awareness Week begins this weekend! Masses will be held at Villanova Saturday, the 9th

– 5pm Vigil in the Rosemont Chapel; Sunday, the 10th – 7:30am & 10:30am in the Villanova Church; and Sunday, the 10th – 9am in the Rosemont Chapel.  Informational tables will be set up at both locations.  
Join us on Facebook Live
at 10:45 a.m. on Sunday, November 10th to watch Br. Jeremy Hiers, O.S.A. share his vocation story. Br. Jeremy is a student in formation serving his pastoral year in the parish.

Did You Know…

“86% of those being ordained in the U.S. reported being inspired to consider or answer the call by someone in their life – usually a priest, brother or sister, or a family member or friend.”
– Fr. Joseph L. Narog, O.S.A.,
Director of Vocations

Affiliation Ceremony

Two couples from Saint Thomas of Villanova Parish, Villanova Pa, were affiliated to the Augustinian Order on November 3
. They are Ellen and Anthony DeCarlo and Anne and Dennis Murphy.
Both couples are long-time parishioners who have been closely allied with the Augustinians not only in the parish but also in the Augustinian Missions, Augustinian Defenders of the Rights of the Poor (ADROP), Saint Rita Shrine and fund-raising projects for the Province.

A.D.R.O.P. Welcomes New Board Members

On October 26th,
Augustinian Defenders of the Rights of the Poor (
A.D.R.O.P.) had its first board meeting of the year and welcomed four new board members: Clockwise from top left:
Helen Lafferty, Kate Giancatarino,
Sr. Ellenrita Purcaro, O.P. and
Kristin Bray.
They come from a variety of backgrounds and are sure to bring important perspectives to the A.D.R.O.P. board.

Save the Date!
2020 North American Lay Augustinian Retreat

February 14-16th, 2020
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Retreat Center, Venice, FL
Led by:
 Fr. John Deary, O.S.A.
 “Friendship in the Experience and Writings of St. Augustine.”
$185 p/p, Double Occ., ($50 Deposit)
Contact email:

Join the Augustinian Province of Saint Thomas of Villanova on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 for 

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