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Not available for 2015, but we’re hoping to have them back for 2018!


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Mass Cards

For information about or to place an order for Mass cards, please call us at  1.610.527.3330 ext. 240 or visit the Mass Cards webpage.

Richard G. Cannuli, O.S.A. painting

Richard G. Cannuli, O.S.A.

“Art is not a metaphor for creation; it is the continuation of its presence. In creativity we begin to know the Creator. I most fervently want to impart the spirit of joyous union that comes from the concentration on this spiritual and beautiful journey.”

— Richard G. Cannuli, O.S.A.

Father Richard G. Cannuli, O.S.A. is a noted watercolorist and Iconographer, as well as a certified liturgical design artist and consultant. Fr. Cannuli studied watercolor and Art History in Italy, received a B.F.A. from Villanova, an M.F.A. from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. He also studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and the New York Art Students League. He taught art at Villanova University as assistant professor (1979-1996), interrupting his teaching career to study for his ordination to the priesthood in 1999. Fr. Cannuli has created designs for worship spaces, stained glass windows and vestments. His commissions have included designs for schools, monasteries and churches from Philadelphia to New York to Wisconsin. He is presently Curator of the Villanova University Art Collection.

To visit Fr. Cannuli’s website, click here.

If you wish to learn more about Fr. Cannuli’s art, or how to purchase or commission a piece of art, please click to send an email to Fr. Cannuli.

Joseph A. Genito, O.S.A. playing the guitar and singing.

Joseph A. Genito, O.S.A.

Fr. Joseph A. Genito, O.S.A. was born in the Bronx and raised in Carthage, N.Y. He joined the Augustinians in 1967, was ordained in 1975 and has served the Province of St. Thomas of Villanova in parish, school and formation ministries. Fr. Genito has been writing liturgical hymns and songs for over 30 years. Many of his compositions espouse Augustinian themes. Fr. Genito’s purpose in recording and publishing these songs is primarily to raise funds for the benefit of the poor in the Augustinian Missions in Japan and Peru. Fr. Genito is currently the pastor of St. Rita of Cascia Shrine in Philadelphia.

If you wish to contact Fr. Genito by email, click here.

T. Shawn Tracy, O.S.A.

T. Shawn Tracy, O.S.A.’s Sanctuary

Ordained to the priesthood in 1966, Fr. T. Shawn Tracy (1940 – 2014) was first assigned to St. Nicholas of Tolentine in the Bronx, N.Y. It was here that Fr. Tracy, with a group of parishioners, began writing and playing a folk-inspired style of liturgical music. During his time in New York, he recorded three albums of liturgical music: The 10:15 (1968), Making Tracks (1972) and Songs of the Father (1974).

In 1972, Fr. Tracy earned a MA in Pastoral Counseling from New York Theological Seminary and he became involved with a new youth ministry, Teens Encounter Christ (TEC), from which an off-shoot designed for persons with physical disabilities emerged, called Handicapped Encounter Christ (HEC). In HEC retreats, disabled and able-bodied persons come together to experience the healing power of God.

In 1975, Fr. Tracy was transferred to Campus Ministry at Villanova University. There, he brought folks from the Bronx together with folks at Villanova, creating a new group called HE SHALL BE PEACE. From this ensemble, three albums came: He Shall Be Peace (1978), Seed (1982) and Sanctuary (1986).

In 1995, Fr. Tracy stepped down from the position of director of Campus Ministry at the university to devote more time to ministries of music, liturgy and retreats.

Ten years after the last album, Fr. Tracy brought together a third group, called SANCTUARY. His focus changed from music for liturgy to music as an accompaniment for prayer and contemplation. Four CDs have been released by SANCTUARY: Magnificat (1996), a double-CD Passion (1999), Ancient Light (2002) and the most recent, another double-CD, Sacred Earth (2007). The subtitles for these recordings call it “ritual music for prayer and contemplation.” Sanctuary is now part of the Augustinian Ministry of ADROP.

You can also find information about scheduled events or order CDs by visiting SANCTUARY’s website.

Friar walking with three college students through a college campus

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.

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