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The Augustinian Province of Saint Thomas of Villanova is a branch of the world-wide Order of Saint Augustine founded in 1244. Inspired by the life and spirituality of Saint Augustine of Hippo, the Province was established in the United States in 1796 and now consists of 129 friars living in 21 Augustinian communities on the east coast of the United States and in Japan. The Province of Saint Thomas of Villanova serves the Church and its communities by working in collaboration with lay men and women. Together, they build Christian communities in the field of education, in parishes, foreign missions in Japan and Peru, and minister to the marginalized and under-served in the inner-city.

Our Ministries


Justice and Peace


The Shrine





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Our Parishes

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The Legacy of

St. Augustine in the Catholic Church

Augustine was a thoughtful, empathetic, and loving servant of God. He valued community, welcomed others, and treated them the way they deserved to be treated. Augustine also laid the foundation for the Order of St. Augustine. The Order continues to explore ways to care for those in great need both in our Province work throughout Massachusetts, New Jersey, and surrounding states and in our greater missions throughout the world.

We invite you to continue to learn about St. Augustine, his life, and his teachings.

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