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The Augustinians are ecstatic that our very own Villanova University Wildcats are the 2016 NCAA Champions! One integral man to the team is Augustinian priest Fr. Rob Hagan, O.S.A. Read about his vocation here.
The season before Easter signifies the troubles in which we live while the time after Easter which we are celebrating at present signifies that happiness that'll be ours in the future. What we commemorate before Easter is what we experience in this life. What we celebrate after Easter points to something we do not yet possess. This is why we keep the first season with fasting and prayer but now the fast is over! And we devote the present season to Praise! Such is the meaning of the Alleluia we sing!
I love Saint Joseph: his faithfulness to God, his faithfulness to Mary, his faithfulness to Jesus.
Its been a few weeks since Ash Wednesday now. How are you doing this Lent? Father Tom McCarthy, O.S.A., our Director of Augustinian Vocations just started his own YouTube channel. His first video is all about Lent. He says, "I used to hate Lent. I don't anymore. What about you?"
Three men made one more step closer to becoming ordained Augustinian Priests: Ordination to the Diaconate. This step is step 8 of 9 in our 9 Steps in the Augustinian Formation Process. Watch this brief video of their ordination here!
Did you know that the Augustinians have the largest rosary in the world? Learn more about Rosary Path and the blessing of the rosary's Great Crucifix in this blog post, written by Brother Paul Koscielniak, O.S.A.
As I look at the books of my little library, I thought that you, our friends, who are part of our ministry, might find some of them helpful as they have been to me in following Christ. These are some of my favorite books on prayer, Mary, and more.
Brothers Joe Murray, O.S.A.; and Bienvenido Rodriguez, O.S.A., professed their solemn vows in the Augustinian Order. But what awaits them now? What does solemn vows even mean? Learn more here.
Augustinian Spirituality permeates in all the ministries where we serve. Some of our men in initial stages of Augustinian formation may take classes at Villanova University, an Augustinian University in Pennsylvania. This article, published in the Villanova Magazine, illustrates just one example of how our Augustinian values are embedded in our ministerial lives.
Fr. McCloskey wrote this article for the Catholic Digest a few years ago. How do the Augustinians pray? What is unique about Augustinian prayer? Why do the Augustinians pray that way? Read his perspective here.