August 15, 2020 — Augustinian eNews

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Groundbreaking of St. Rita Place and the Cascia Center
On August 10th, 2020, the groundbreaking of St. Rita Place and the Cascia Center took place. The Cascia Center was envisioned by Fr. Michael Di Gregorio, O.S.A., current Prior Provincial of the Province of Saint Thomas of Villanova, and former Director of the National Shrine of Saint Rita (1992-2007) as well as pastor of the then parish (1995-2007). The Center was a development of the effort begun in 1989 to expand the ministry and outreach of the Shrine in areas consistent with the charism and spirituality of Saint Rita. 
Green Phase Memorial Masses
Province Gratitude Report 
Honor Roll of Donors
The Augustinian Friars extend their deepest gratitude to the nearly 1,800 donors who generously provided support for our way of life and our ministries. Our 2019-20 Gratitude Report and Honor Roll of Donors are now available to view on our website. Thank you for your kindness!
New Webinar Series
“Racism and The Church” is sponsored by the Center for Church Management at Villanova University. This webinar series begins on Friday, August 21, 2020 at 11:00 am and continues on the following two Fridays. The speakers will review past and present instances of racism in the church and society and share lessons and strategies to equip church leaders and their congregations to address racism more effectively. If you are unable to participate on the designated days/times of the presentations, they will be recorded for later viewing.
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Fr. Arthur Purcaro, O.S.A., presents An Introduction to the Confessions of Saint Augustine Book II in Spanish.
“No one more than myself would love the sure and tranquil quiet of contemplation. There is nothing better, nothing sweeter, than searching around in the divine treasury far from the noise of the world. It is such a sweet and good thing.”
-Sermon 339, 4
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