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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Religious Brothers Day: May 1

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We pray that the witness of religious Brothers in the Church may draw all persons to know, love,
and serve God in this world.


For all religious Brothers, especially those of our Province and Federation, whom God has sent
in the name of Jesus to serve others in love, that they will be blessed in their ministry and inspire
many more to consider a vocation to consecrated life…


We pray that, following the example of St. Joseph the Worker, religious Brothers will continue
humbly and faithfully to toil in the Lord’s vineyard, protecting and speaking out on behalf of the
marginalized in our world…


For all of us, whom the Risen Lord has called to his service in the spirit of St. Augustine and St.
Thomas of Villanova, that by prayer, study, and witness of our lives we may be empowered to
speak of God’s mercy and love in truth…


We pray the Lord Jesus will give us the strength and grace to help our neighbors in need and that
there will be a just and fair distribution of the earth’s goods founded on true brotherhood…
For those religious Brothers who have gone before us and who dedicated their lives to building
up God’s Kingdom of justice and peace, that they may enjoy their eternal reward and continue to
intercede for us…


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The Spiritual Backbone of Villanova Basketball

The Spiritual Backbone of Villanova Basketball

The Augustinians Friars have been thrilled that our very own Villanova University Wildcats are the 2018 NCAA Champions!  What an incredible season it was, with such a definitive closing! One integral man to the team is Augustinian priest Fr. Rob Hagan, O.S.A., the team chaplain and spiritual director.  Since 2004 Fr. Hagan has worked alongside  Head Coach Jay Wright to mold and guide young men who were not only skilled, but disciplined--mentally, spiritually, and emotionally--on and off the court.


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Confessions App Offers New Look at St. Augustine

Confessions App Offers New Look at St. Augustine

As stated in the Constitution of our Order, Augustinian friars should answer “the Church’s call to keep alive the spiritual and doctrinal legacy of Saint Augustine.” We do this in the classroom, in parishes, our writings, and daily lives. As mobile technology takes on a more central role in how people communicate and receive information, it also opens up a new means for our Order to spread the legacy St. Augustine.


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Augustinian Friar Releases New Album

Augustinian Friar Releases New Album

Fr. Brian Barker, O.S.A., currently serving as Director of Augustinian Mission at Cascia Hall, has released his fifth album, titled On The Way. Written and recorded in collaboration with guitarist Fr. Benedykt Pzadan, the album takes its name from the words of St. Augustine’s Rule: "The main reason for your coming together is to be of one mind and one heart on the way to God.”


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My Pastoral Year of Service, Br. Bryan Kerns

My Pastoral Year of Service, Br. Bryan Kerns

As part of the 9 steps of Augustinian Formation, friars spend one to two years out of their studies at the Catholic Theological Union on what is called the Pastoral Year of Service. In the article below, Br. Bryan Kerns, O.S.A. tells of his experience teaching at St. Augustine School in Andover, MA, where he received the unexpected assignment of teaching Math.


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