In 2016, the Augustinians of North America received first vows from eleven 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..
Br. Joe, a 28-year-old Chicago native, is currently spending his pastoral year as a math teacher at Providence Catholic High School. Meanwhile, Br. Sam, 26-year-old from Joliet, IL, chose to do his year of ministry at the Augustinian Missions in Northern Peru.