Augustinian Advancement Council

Augustinian Advancement Council

The Advancement Council was established in 2006 as a lay group of leadership volunteers whose initial responsibility was to provide guidance and support to the Augustinians in its first ever capital campaign which raised $25,000,000 to renovate the Saint Thomas Monastery. The Advancement Council continues to provide leadership to the Advancement program as they seek to engage new donors by sharing the Augustinian story in an effort to secure future financial support.


  • Fr. Robert P. Hagan, O.S.A., Prior Provincial

  • Mr. Christopher Soltis, Chair

  • Ms. Madonna Sutter, Director of Advancement (ex-officio)

  • Fr. Aldo Potencio, O.S.A. (ex-officio)

  • Mrs. Paula Bedi

  • Mr. Patrick J. Burns

  • David L. Cavanaugh, Esq.

  • Mr. John Cellucci

  • Mrs. Teresa S. Coffey

  • Mrs. Betty Desjardins

  • Mr. Roger Desjardins

  • Mrs. Susan DiLoreto

  • Mrs. Margaret Gabriel

  • Fr. Paul W. Galetto, O.S.A.

  • Mr. Paul H. Imbesi

  • Mrs. Maria Luby

  • Fr. Lee J. Makowski, O.S.A.

  • Robert B. Mulhern, Jr., Esq.

  • Mrs. Anne Murphy

  • Mr. Michael B. Picotte

  • Fr. Donald F. Reilly, O.S.A.

  • Mrs. Barbara Riley

  • Robert L. Saldutti, Esq.

  • Mrs. Teresa Martini Sousa

  • Mrs. Colleen Tegler

  • John J. Warnock, Jr.


  • Mr. Charles P. Connolly, Jr.

  • Basil A. DiSipio, Esq.

  • Ms. Mary Ellen Maggitti

  • Mr. James G. O’Connor


  • Mr. William J. Hallissey

  • Mr. Gary Holloway, Sr.

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.

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

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