> Read & Share Your Fr. Bill Memories

Michele Louden We would like to give thanks and praise to Father Bill Atkinson. As you know, Father Bill had his toboggan accident on 2/22/65. 57 years later, to the day, on 2/22/22 our son, Andrew was diagnosed with stage 3 testicular cancer that spread throughout his body. Soon after that date, a family member […]

Save the Date for Tolle Lege Day! Sunday, April 24, 2022

Join the Augustinian Friars on Sunday, April 24, 2022 for our second annual giving day: #TolleLegeDay! Friends of the Augustinians will come together with one mind and one heart to celebrate the Augustinian charism and all those who share in it. Listen to Vicar Provincial Fr. Francis Doyle, O.S.A. share the significance of the date […]

Fr. Robert P. Hagan, O.S.A. Elected New Prior Provincial

The Province of Saint Thomas of Villanova is pleased to announce that Fr. Robert P. Hagan, O.S.A. has been elected to a four-year term as Prior Provincial. His installation will take place during the Ordinary Provincial Chapter scheduled for June 12-17, 2022. Provincial-Elect Rob Hagan, O.S.A. currently serves as Villanova University’s Senior Associate Athletic Director […]

Father Bill Atkinson canonization cause completes first phase, moves onto Rome.

“There’s something very ordinary about Father Bill in terms of how he did his work,” Father Michael said. “The extraordinary part was that he did his work, his ministry, exercised his priesthood in the context of great limitation—a physical limitation, but certainly not any limitation in terms of his mental ability or his will and […]

1,300 Pilgrims Visit Saint Rita Shrine

Over the past two weeks, pilgrims from around the country (Illinois, Colorado, California, and New Jersey) visited the National Shrine of Saint Rita of Cascia to celebrate Mass, participate in the sacrament of Reconciliation, go on tours, listen to talks and spend time in private prayer.