VIDEO: A Lifetime Commitment to the Augustinians

When I visited the Augustinians, I could tell that these men loved the Lord, that they were committed to God, and they were friends with each other. They liked living together!

On December 15, 2018 Br. Jack made his solemn, lifelong profession of vows to the Order of St. Augustine. Hear Br. Jack himself explain what solemn profession means to him and how he found a home with the Augustinians.


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PHOTOS: Our December Ordinations and Profession

In one weekend, on two separate coasts, the Augustinians of North America ordained a priest and a deacon and received the solemn profession of vows of a religious brother. We are delighted to share with you some of our favorite photos of the ceremonies.

On Saturday, December 15, the California Province celebrated the ordination of Fr. Maxime Villeneuve, O.S.A. to the priesthood and Dcn. Nicholas Porter, O.S.A. to the diaconate. The two were ordained by Most Rev. Robert McElroy, Bishop of San Diego, at St. Patrick Catholic Church.

On December 16, 2018, Br. Jack Tierney, O.S.A. professed his Solemn Vows to Very Rev. Anthony Pizzo, O.S.A., Prior of the Midwest Augustinian Province, at St. Thomas of Villanova Church in Villanova, Pennsylvania. Br. Jack, native of Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, first found the Augustinians through the online service Vocation Match.  


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Video: Meet Br. Joe and Br. Sam

Video: Meet Br. Joe and Br. Sam

In 2016, the Augustinians of North America received first vows from 11 men. Many of them are now spending their pastoral year in active ministry, before they return back to Chicago in the Fall of next year and resume their graduate studies at the Catholic Theological Union. Two of these men, whom we would like you to meet today, were Br. Joe Roccasalva, O.S.A. and Br. Sam Joutras O.S.A..


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Why Did We Join? Meet the Augustinian Men of Heart

Why Did We Join? Meet the Augustinian Men of Heart

The men that are preparing to become solemnly professed Augustinians and Augustinian priests are often referred to as Men of Heart.  This is largely because throughout our formation process, we form both the mind and the heart.  We do this not only through studying the works of Augustine, theology, and prayer, but we live together in community throughout the process.  This enriches our perspective as brothers living in community, united in one mind and one heart on the way to God!


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PHOTO GALLERY: 2018 Profession of Vows

PHOTO GALLERY: 2018 Profession of Vows

With gratitude for God's blessings, the Augustinians of North America received three more brothers into the Order this August. Fr. Ray Flores, O.S.A.; Br. Emmanuel Issac, O.S.A.; and Br. Spencer Thomas, O.S.A., made their first, "temporary," profession of vows to the Augustinians in a Saturday Mass on August 4, 2018 at St. Jude Parish, New Lenox, IL.


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Responses from Augustinian Leadership to the Clerical Abuse Reports

Responses from Augustinian Leadership to the Clerical Abuse Reports

The difficulties the Church now faces, in the wake of the recent report on clerical abuse by the grand jury of Pennsylvania, present a unique crisis for those men who are in the midst of discerning a vocation. For this reason, we would like to share with you the following reflections on the current scandal, the past actions of the Church, and what is needed as we (clergy, religious, and laity) move forward together.


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My Augustinian Witness at the United Nations

My Augustinian Witness at the United Nations

In my third year as a simply professed Augustinian friar, I exchanged the theology classrooms of my seminary for the meeting rooms of the United Nations Headquarters in New York City. My workdays had me walking the halls past anxious ambassadors murmuring the language of joint resolution and their diplomatic staffs frantically exchanging emails.


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