July 20, 2019 — Augustinian eNews

Augustinian eNews

Saint Rita and Cascia Center Move Forward

The long-awaited plan to construct the National Shrine of Saint Rita’s Cascia Center to provide services affiliated with the mission and ministry of the Shrine is closer to fruition with a tax credit allocation of some $12 million for the development of Saint Rita Place. The Shrine is working in partnership with Catholic Housing and Community Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia to construct a five-story mixed-use space with 46 one-bedroom apartments for income eligible seniors 62 and older, with the ground floor dedicated to the outreach ministries of Saint Rita Shrine. Construction of the $16.9 million project is anticipated to begin in Spring 2020.

Understanding Poverty

Father Arthur Purcaro, O.S.A.

explains the meaning of Material, Spiritual and Voluntary Poverty and its impact on our lives in this two-part series for Inside CatholicPhilly.com.

On Thursday, July 18th
Fr. Art,
along with the Augustinian Defenders of the Rights of the Poor team attended the Catholic Day of Action for Immigrants.

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Freedom Under Grace

Fr. Joseph Farrell, O.S.A.,
the Vicar General of the Augustinian Order, shared his insight about Saint Augustine’s writings on free will and the grace of God at the National Shrine of Saint Rita of Cascia on Tuesday, July 16, 2019.

Annual Board Retreat at St. Augustine Prep

Fr. Michael F. Di Gregorio, O.S.A.,
Prior Provincial, and
Fr. Robert J. Murray, O.S.A.
, Head of School at St. Augustine Prep were joined by Mrs. Carole J. Everett, Executive Director, New Jersey Association of Independent Schools. Mrs. Everett traveled to New Jersey to
present at St. Augustine Prep’s annual board retreat at Hidden Creek Golf Club in Egg Harbor Township, NJ. Her presence was also an acknowledgment of the school’s recently updated NJAIS accreditation as well as an opportunity to share the latest trends in secondary education. She was complimentary of St. Augustine Prep’s continued efforts to expand upon Augustinian education in southern New Jersey and lauded the school’s passionate faculty, staff, and administration.