Introducing our New Director of Vocations | From the Desk of Fr. Rob

April 21, 2024 My dear friends in Christ, On this World Day of Prayer for Vocations, my heart is filled with gratitude for each of you. Just as each Augustinian Friar has a vocation, you do as well. Whether your vocation is to marriage, religious life, or the single life, all of these callings are […]

Augustinian Affiliation: Dr. Hopey and Cheryl Lucas at Merrimack | From the Desk of Fr. Rob

January 10, 2024 Dear friend of the Augustinians, On Thursday, November 30, 2023, the Augustinian community and the community of Merrimack College gathered in St. Augustine Church in Andover, Massachusetts, to celebrate the affiliation of Christopher E. Hopey, Ph.D., president of Merrimack College, and his wife Cheryl M. Lucas to the Order of St. Augustine, Province […]

Fr. Bill Atkinson, O.S.A. Symposium at Villanova | From the Desk of Fr. Rob

November 1, 2023 Dear friend of the Augustinians, On Tuesday, October 3, over 150 people joined the Augustinian Friars, special lecturers, and friends and family of Servant of God Fr. Bill Atkinson, O.S.A. for a special symposium discussing Fr. Bill’s extraordinary life and the Cause for his beatification and canonization. We Augustinians are very excited and invested […]

Feast of St. Thomas of Villanova | From the Desk of Fr. Rob

October 10, 2023 Dear friend of the Augustinians, This week, we remember and celebrate in a special way Saint Thomas of Villanova, patron of our Province and our university, patron of studies for our Order, and patron of many other Augustinian ministries all around the world. Thomas of Villanova was known as the Father of […]

Bonner High’s 70th Anniversary | From the Desk of Fr. Rob

September 8, 2023 Dear friend of the Augustinians, Seventy years ago tomorrow, on September 9, 1953, Archbishop Prendergast High School for Boys welcomed its first students. From that day until June 2009, the Augustinian Friars of the Province of St. Thomas of Villanova provided inspiration (and the mascot) for what is now Monsignor Bonner & Archbishop […]

Celebrating Cardinal Prevost | From the Desk of Fr. Rob

July 12, 2023 Dear friend of the Augustinians, What a delight it was this week to learn that one of our Augustinian brothers, Archbishop Robert Prevost, O.S.A. is going to be elevated to the rank of cardinal in September! This is an office of the utmost responsibility and service to the universal Church, and our hearts […]

Augustinian Charism in Japan | From the Desk of Fr. Rob

June 10, 2023 Dear friend of the Augustinians, I recently had the honor and pleasure to visit my Augustinian brothers in Japan with Fr. Aldo Potencio, O.S.A., our Province Secretary/Treasurer. This was my first time in Asia, and it was an exciting, faith-filled, educational trip. While there I represented the Order as Prior Provincial, continued my […]

Feast of St. Augustine & St. Monica | From the Desk of Fr. Rob

August 27, 2023 Dear friend of the Augustinians, The Augustinian Order celebrates the feasts of Saint Monica and Saint Augustine on August 27 and 28. We celebrate these two special members of our family with the Church, the world and all of our Augustinian friends. One of Saint Augustine’s core values was friendship, and it was through […]