February 6, 2021 – Augustinian eNews

Augustinian eNews

Augustinian eNews
Lenten Evening of Recollection
Monday, February 22, 2021 – 7:00 PM to 8:15 PM
“Unclean Spirits”: Facing Anger & Moving Beyond It
by Fr. James Paradis, O.S.A.
Welcome and Introduction by Fr. Michael Di Gregorio, O.S.A. Join us online for prayer, presentation, questions/answers and discussion.
New Justice and Peace 2021 Webinar Series
Augustine and Catholic Social Teaching
February 24, 2021 at 7:30 P.M.
The Four Pillars of Catholic Social Teaching from an Augustinian Perspective
Presenter: Dr. Joseph Kelley, Merrimack College
March 24, 2021 at 7:30 P.M.
Dignity of the Human Person and Immigration
Presenter: TBA
April 21, 2021 at 7:30 P.M.    
Solidarity and Prison Ministry
Presenter: Dr. Kathryn Getek Soltis, Director, Office of Justice and Peace, Villanova University             
May 19, 2021 at 7:30 P.M. 
A Discussion on the U.S. Bishops Pastoral on Racism, ‘Open Wide Our Hearts’
Presenters: Augustinian Friars in Dialogue
National Shrine of St. Rita of Cascia News

Great progress is being made on the new Cascia Center! The basement level was completed at the end of January, and already has its cement roof in place. Both the elevator shaft and stair tower have also been completed and offer a good gauge of just how tall five stories actually are! Interior design elements have been chosen, and in the past week, steel framing for the building has started to be installed. The anticipated completion date is still early October 2021! Saint Rita, pray for us!
Join the National Shrine of Saint Rita of Cascia between 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 for a special hour of Reconciliation, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, and an inspirational Witness talk by Ms. Madeline Caputo, a longtime Shrine patron. This monthly evening is open to anyone who needs a few moments of prayer, encouragement, and mercy in their lives. (Please note: This evening was rescheduled from February 3, 2021 due to inclement weather).
Journey in the Footsteps of St. Augustine in Italy with Oberammergau Passion Play 
Join Fr. Bill Waters, O.S.A., as we journey in the footsteps of St. Augustine in Italy and visit Oberammergau, the famous Passion Play village.
When: August 4 -15, 2022, departing from Philadelphia
Where: Italy and Germany
Cost: $5,999
Support Our Men in Formation!
Recently ordained to the diaconate, Deacon Bill Gabriel, O.S.A. is in the final stage of his formation. While he completes his theological studies remotely and prepares to be ordained to the priesthood, he will minister at St. Thomas of Villanova Parish in Villanova, Pa. Your donation to the M. Louise Fitzpatrick Fund for Formation has made Deacon Bill’s formation journey possible. Because of you, he is prepared to assume his pastoral ministry as associate pastor of St. Thomas of Villanova Parish.
“On the cross the Lord made the great exchange. There the purse which held our price was opened, for when the soldier’s spear opened his side, the price of the whole world poured forth. Thus he purchased the faithful and the martyrs. But the faith of the martyrs has been tested; their blood is the proof. They paid back the price Christ paid for them, thus fulfilling the words of Saint John: Just as Christ laid down his life for us, we too must lay down our lives for our brothers.”

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