April 11, 2020 — Augustinian eNews

Augustinian eNews

Augustinian eNews

The Augustinians Extend To You
the Blessings of Easter Joy and Hope

“Christ made himself an example of the life we live now by his labors, his temptations, his sufferings, and his death. In his resurrection he demonstrates the life we will live after death. Without him, all that we would have known about human life is that we are born and we die. We would not have known that anyone could rise from the dead and live forever. He took upon himself the human condition that we all knew and gave us a proof of the resurrected life that we did not know. This is why he has become our hope in distressful times.”     

Saint Augustine, On Psalm 60, 4

Easter Sunday Mass

Augustinian Friars in formation from the St. Augustine Community, Chicago, will celebrate Easter Sunday Mass at the Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii.

Easter Sunday Homily

Francis A. Sirolli, O.S.A. 
St. Thomas Monastery
Villanova, Pennsylvania

A young boy was walking through a wooded area near his house when something caught his attention. It was a silky pouch on the branch of a tree that seemed to have activity within. He walked very close to it and could make out what seemed to be the head of a large insect struggling to emerge. “This looks like a hopeless task,” the boy said to himself. “If that thing is trying to get out it will never make it.” He watched it for a while longer, but when the struggle subsided a bit, he took out his pocketknife and cut a slit along the side of the pouch hoping by his action to assist the process. This freed the insect…”

United in Prayer – Tolle Lege Day

The Augustinian Friars invite you to submit your prayer intentions and experience the power of united prayer both to sustain us in this pandemic crisis and to plead for its end. In the days leading up to April 24th, what would have been the Augustinians’ first-ever giving day, prayer intentions will be posted on the Tolle Lege Day website and remembered each day. The friars’ prayer initiative will culminate with a live-streamed Mass on April 24th, the feast of the Conversion of St. Augustine. We invite you to 
 the Province on social media so that you can share our posts regarding Tolle Lege Day.
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Gordon Eugene Marcellus was born on March 2, 1934, in Greenfield Center, New York, the son of Artell Marcellus and Amelia Pero. He had two brothers and three sisters. He was baptized on March 26, 1941, at Saint John the Baptist Church, Schaghticoke, New York, and attended Schaghticoke Elementary School and Hoosick Valley Central High School, Valley Falls, NY, from which he graduated in 1950.

 An Introduction to the 
 of Saint Augustine 
Book II

 Please share and look forward to receiving 
Book III next week!

Bishop Daniel Turley, O.S.A., Retires

On April 2, 2020, it was announced that Pope Francis had accepted the resignation of
Bishop Daniel Turley, O.S.A.
from the pastoral care of the diocese of Chulucanas, Peru, on having reached the age of retirement. Reverend Cristóbal Bernardo Mejía Corral, of the clergy of the diocese of Lurín, Peru, has been named his successor.

Fr. Jack Deegan, O.S.A.,
Director of Justice and Peace,
speaks to Barbara Shinkle of Holy Spirit Radio about the online interactive community building webinar where they collaborate together on important social issues.

Justice and Peace Interactive Webinar
Part 2

Mark your calendars!! Join us for Part 2 of 
A reflection on Augustine on Catholic Social Teaching as Applied to Restorative Justice with an emphasis on Prison Ministry 
on April 22nd, 7:30-8:30 PM.
Presenters: Br. Jeremy Hiers, O.S.A. and Fr. Paul Morrissey, O.S.A., Founder of Adeodatus Ministry.

Merrimack College Austin Scholars
Serve Despite Pandemic

Sixty-seven Merrimack students who are members of the Austin Scholars living learning community joined with a faculty member to produce a video they could share with people they would ordinarily be joining for service but are now unable to meet with in person due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The Austin Scholars Program is the oldest existing living learning community at Merrimack and provides service on campus and to many people around the Merrimack Valley. 

Family shares the importance of an Augustinian presence found at 
Malvern Preparatory School

‘Q & A with Brian Riley P’21’26, Malvern Prep Trustee and Parent’ featured in the Malvern Preparatory School magazine.
What was your first introduction to the Augustinians?
We first met the Augustinians when our son, Jack, enrolled at Malvern Prep. We realized that the Friars were going to be instrumental in our son’s faith formation. In a society where messages can pull our youth into different directions, we began to see the Augustinians as our partners in raising our children in their Christian faith.

April 11
“The fullness of faith is to believe that Christ is both man and God. (Thomas) was offered the scars of his Savior to touch and when he touched them he exclaimed ‘My Lord and my God!’ He touched the man, he recognized God.” -

Sermon 258, 3

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