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On August 28, the Feast of Saint Augustine, Brother Stephen Isley and Joe Ruiz made a lifetime commitment to ministry in the Augustinian Order. We are overjoyed that they have found their vocation and the life that God has called them to lead! Please enjoy this short video of their solemn professions here!
This summer, Joseph Aloysius Murray, O.S.A., entered the Augustinian priesthood! His ordination took place on the historic campus of Villanova University, where the Augustinians have served since the 1800s. Watch this video from his ordination here!
Please enjoy this 4 1/2 minute video capturing the memorable moments from the day when we had 11 men profess their first vows as Augustinians.
Monica has an incredibly unique and special place in the hearts and minds of the Augustinians. In fact, the greater Catholic Church recognizes her as being the Patron Saint of Mothers. Little did Monica ever know that her son, Augustine of Hippo, would eventually become the most quoted and cited saint throughout all of Christendom to this day. Saint Monica is truly a Hero of our Faith.
Every year on August 26, Augustinians around the world honor seven Catholic saints for sacrificing their lives. These men, contemporaries of Saint Augustine himself, all stood up for their faith, all ending up being martyred for doing so. They are truly Heroes of Faith.
At what age should we talk with our children about their vocation? How can we build a culture of vocation in our own homes and schools? Listen to Father Tom McCarthy's interview on Relevant Radio here to find out!
Today, the Augustinians celebrate the Feast of Saint Clare of Montefalco, an Augustinian Hero of Faith who is also known as "Clare of the Cross." Why did she earn the reputation? What is her connection to the Augustinians?
Got big plans for this upcoming Sunday, August 28? Well, the Augustinians - and the greater Catholic Church - will be celebrating the Feast of Saint Augustine that day. And stay tuned because we'll be sending out an email to celebrate his feast day, too! But August 28 will mean so much more for two men specifically: Brothers Stephen Isley, O.S.A.; and Joe Ruiz, O.S.A. Why? This is the day that both men will profess their solemn vows as Augustinians!
This past year, 11 novices had prepared for one year to profess their vows as Augustinians. While many professed these vows a few weeks ago, one young man - Atsushi Kuwahara - waited to profess his religious vows in his homeland of Japan ...
On July 31, 2016, the Augustinians welcomed ten new friars into the Order (one more joins this August in his home of Japan). This was a significant milestone in their discernment and religious formation. This step - their profession of simple vows - is step 5 in our 9 steps of the Augustinian Formation Process. We are overjoyed that these men have decided to take this next step in their spiritual journey. Please enjoy the photo gallery below of their profession ceremony!