July 18, 2020 — Augustinian eNews

Augustinian eNews

Augustinian eNews

Fr. Peter Donohue, O.S.A., Villanova University President Announces an Action Plan to
Improve Racial Equity in our Community

“These are important actions that need to be taken at Villanova. This University was built on the premise of inclusivity, and I believe it is critically important, maybe now more than ever, that we remain true to this foundation. Villanova must be a place where all feel welcomed, included and valued. There is work to be done, and I am grateful to Dr. Nance and the Task Force for moving forward with this mission-critical responsibility.” –
Fr. Peter M. Donohue, O.S.A.
, University President

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The Shrine’s Modified Green Schedule

The Shrine now has a Modified Green Phase schedule. Help spread the word and share this exciting update!
Saint Rita, pray for us!

ADROP Offers Virtual ESL Classes

While it is not possible to meet in person, A.D.R.O.P. was delighted to begin offering virtual classes in English as a second language. Joan Aspan, an Ignatian Volunteer Corp member, plans and teaches each class using Google Meet. While the transition to online classes has not been easy, the students and Joan alike have worked hard to support one another and provide the space for a positive, communal experience.

Villanova University’s most recent magazine pays tribute to the work of the late
Fr. Richard Cannuli, O.S.A.
, in the article
Heartful Life
“Augustinian friars enrich the Villanova community as our leaders, professors, campus ministers, chaplains and mentors, bringing to vivid life our shared values of Unitas, Veritas, Caritas. Recently, our community mourned the loss of a friar whose special talents made our campus, and our world, more beautiful…”

58th Baccalaureate Mass Celebrating
Saint Augustine Prep’s Class of 2020

July 8th, the 58th Baccalaureate Mass celebrating Saint Augustine Prep’s Class of 2020, was celebrated by Head of School,
Fr. Robert J. Murray, O.S.A.
Joining him were
Fr. Francis X. Devlin, O.S.A.
Fr. Joseph Girone, O.S.A.
, and
Fr. Bryan Kerns, O.S.A.
, members of the Allegrini Monastery which is named for
Fr. Angelo Allegrini, O.S.A.
, who founded Saint Augustine Prep in 1959. 

Augustinian Volunteer Pivots During the Pandemic

to see what it means to be an Augustinian Volunteer during the pandemic. Volunteer James Wroblewski describes his experience as allowing him to witness the Augustinian Volunteer tenant of “seeking justice through faith in action.” None of this would have been possible were if not for your generosity.

July 18
“O Lord, hear me and turn your face to me. See me and pity me and heal me. In your eyes I have become an enigma to myself, and that is my infirmity.”
-Confessions 10, 33

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