February 8, 2020 — Augustinian eNews

Augustinian eNews

Augustinian eNews

Friars Celebrate World Day for Consecrated Life

(l-r) Br. Jeremy Hiers, O.S.A., Fr. Dave Kelley, O.S.A. and Fr. Joe Narog, O.S.A. at St. Mary’s in Waterford, NY

Fr. Joe Narog, O.S.A.
, Province Vocation Director, and
Br. Jeremy Hiers, O.S.A.
, one of our students in formation, joined the Augustinian Community in Waterford, NY, the weekend of February 1-2, to help celebrate the World Day for Consecrated Life. 
At the invitation of
Fr. Dave Kelley, O.S.A.
, Pastor of St. Mary’s in Waterford and St. Augustine’s in Troy, NY, Fr. Joe and Br. Jeremy spoke about Augustinian religious life and vocations at all the Masses in each parish. They also had the opportunity to interact with a number of parishioners and share a variety of materials, including vocation posters and the “Prayer in the Augustinian Tradition” pocket prayer folds.

Newly Released Video:
I discovered Saint Augustine.
Then I found the Augustinians

Br. Michael Riggs, O.S.A.
, a 27-year-old from Long Island, made his first profession of vows as an Augustinian in 2019. Hear how, after being transformed by the conversion story of St. Augustine, he sought out the priests and brothers who followed his way of life.

New Photos! Br. Dan Madden, O.S.A.
Ordained to the Diaconate

NEW PHOTOS! On January 11, 2020 the Augustinian Bishop Ro
bert Prevost, O.S.A.
Br. Dan Madden, O.S.A.
to the diaconate at St. Rita Parish in Chicago.

A Special Ceremony at the Shrine

From a CatholicPhilly.com article,
Retiring from the service, he embarks on new service to church
“An unusual event occurred early this month at the National Shrine of St. Rita of Cascia in South Philadelphia.
A special ceremony Jan. 2 in St. Rita Church on South Broad Street, which closed as a parish in 2014 but remains as the home of the shrine, featured First Class Petty Officer Michael Anastasi of the United States Coast Guard who marked his formal retirement from military service after 20 years active duty…”

ADROP Sixth Annual Mass and Brunch
March 15, 2020

Come celebrate the Eucharist, enjoy brunch with friends, and support ADROP in their work to build community in South Philadelphia and beyond through wellness, education and justice.
The Mission of ADROP is to build bridges between providers, recipients and community leaders across economic, political and religious spectra. We are encouraged by your continued support and hope to celebrate with you at this event.

Justice & Peace Online Community

Join Us! beginning March 18, 2020 for an interactive community building webinar where we collaborate together on important social issues.
More information to come!

February 8
“Why (God) should ask us to pray, when he knows what we need before we ask him, may perplex us if we do not realize that our Lord and God does not want to know what we want (for he cannot fail to know it) but wants us rather to exercise our desire through our prayers, so that we may be able to receive what he is preparing to give us. His gift is very great indeed, but our capacity is too small and limited to receive it.

Letter 130, 8

Augustinian Mass Cards

The Augustinian Guild (Mass Cards) was established as a ministry of prayer so that we might share with others the spiritual riches of our religious community. Individuals enrolled in the Guild, both living and deceased, share in our Masses, prayers and works.
Donations to the Guild, in turn, assist us in our Province Mission, in the care of elderly and infirm friars, and in the education and training of our newest Province members. Praying is one of the ways in which we Augustinians are united in petition and thanksgiving with family, benefactors and friends.