John A. Hogan, O.S.A.

1862 – 1941 (July 16)

John Augustine Hogan, son of Michael Hogan and Margaret Croake, was born in Tipperary, Ireland, on July 19, 1862, and came to the United States at the age of 20. Two years later, on August 28, 1884, he entered the novitiate at Villanova, Pennsylvania, and made his profession of vows on the same date in 1885. He was solemnly professed on September 2, 1888, and was ordained to the priesthood on October 10th of the same year by Archbishop Patrick Ryan in the Philadelphia Cathedral.

Father Hogan was assigned as an assistant at Saint Augustine Parish, Andover, Massachusetts in February, 1888, but due to illness returned to Villanova in October of the following year. In 1890 he was appointed sub-master of novices there. In 1891, he was assigned to Immaculate Conception Parish, Hoosick Falls, New York. In 1896 he was transferred to Saint Nicholas of Tolentine Parish, Atlantic City, New Jersey, and later that same year to Saint Augustine Parish in Philadelphia. 

Father Hogan was appointed to Our Mother Good Counsel Parish, Bryn Mawr, PA, where he remained until 1909, when he was transferred to Saint Mary Parish, Lawrence. He was appointed pastor of Saint John’s Parish, Schaghticoke, N.Y. in 1914 and remained there four years until appointed once again to Saint Augustine, Philadelphia. Father Hogan was a zealous promoter of Augustinian devotions. He translated the “Manual of the Third Order,” and edited various pamphlets in honor of Our Mother of Good Counsel.

In 1939 he was transferred to the Villanova Monastery where he spent the last years of his life in retirement and where he died on July 16, 1941 at the age of 79. He is buried in the Community Cemetery at Villanova.