September 26, 2020 — Augustinian eNews

Augustinian eNews

Augustinian eNews
Announcing Augustinian Ordination
You are invited to celebrate the ordination of two friars of the Province via live stream! Deacon Daniel Madden, O.S.A. will be ordained to the priesthood and Br. Elizandro Contreras, O.S.A. will be ordained to the diaconate on Saturday, October 10, 2020, at 10:30 a.m. in the St. Thomas of Villanova Church on the campus of Villanova University. Philadelphia Archbishop Nelson Pérez will be the ordaining bishop.

Memorial Mass Schedule
A Memorial Mass
has been scheduled for:
Fr. John J. Byrnes, O.S.A.
Wednesday, September 30, 2020
St. Thomas of Villanova Church, Villanova, PA
Visitation: 7:00 pm
Memorial Mass: 7:30 pm
Save the Dates!
Augustinian Vocation Awareness Week
Celebrated by all three U.S. Provinces
November 8-15, 2020
National Shrine of Saint Rita of Cascia
Cascia Center Update
Great progress is being made on the Cascia Center at the National Shrine of Saint Rita of Cascia in South Philadelphia! In the month since groundbreaking, the construction team from Domus and the architects from Cecil Baker + Partners have made quick work of the excavation…
Merrimack College Named in U.S. News & World Report’s Best College Rankings
Merrimack College announced it has been named, for the third year in a row, a “Top 50 Comprehensive College,” by U.S. News & World Report, while remaining one of the top 10 “Most Innovative” schools. The College’s steady ascent in these rankings is a great external endorsement of its strategic vision.
Diaconate Ordination in Peru

l-r: Pepe Carrasco, O.S.A.,
Bishop Daniel Turley, O.S.A.
and Edwin Castillo, O.S.A.
In early September two new deacons were ordained for the Vicariate in Peru. Pepe Carrasco, O.S.A. and Edwin Castillo, O.S.A., were ordained by Bishop Daniel Turley, O.S.A.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, attendance had to be limited.
Latest Updates from A.D.R.O.P.
Augustinian Volunteer, Sheena Cadua, began work at A.D.R.O.P. (Augustinian Defenders of the Rights of the Poor) on Monday, 9/14. She is from San Diego, California, she is a graduate of the University of San Diego, and she is a huge fan of Legos! She is excited to serve with the various ministries at A.D.R.O.P. and to explore the city of Philadelphia…
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An Introduction to the
Confessions of Saint Augustine Book VIII in Spanish
Fr. Arthur Purcaro, O.S.A., presents An Introduction to the Confessions of Saint Augustine Book VIII in Spanish.
Professional Development Seminar at St. Augustine Prep
(l-r) Fr. Robert J. Murray, O.S.A., Ph.D. Head of School, Fr. Francis X. Devlin, O.S.A., Fr. Arthur Purcaro, O.S.A., Fr. Joseph Girone, O.S.A., Fr. Anthony Burrascano, O.S.A., and Fr. Stephen Curry, O.S.A, Ed.D.
Fr. Arthur Purcaro, O.S.A. presented to the school community at St. Augustine Prep during a recent Professional Development seminar attended by faculty, staff, and administration. 
“Whoever goes to Christ goes from fear to love.”

-Confessions IV, 14, 22
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