Michael Riggs, O.S.A., First Profession of Vows


With gratitude for God’s blessings, the Augustinian Province of Saint Thomas of Villanova received Michael Riggs, O.S.A. into the Order on August 3rd, 2019.

Brother Michael made his simple profession of vows at Saint Thomas of Villanova Church, Villanova, PA before Father Joseph L. Farrell, O.S.A., Vicar General of the Order.

Simple vows are renewed annually for at least three years, after which a friar is invited to solemn profession. Simple vows mark the culmination of a candidate’s novitiate, a year-long period of prayer and discernment in which the novice is introduced to the Augustinian way of life.