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Main Line Times and Suburban News
Fr. Michael Di Gregorio, O.S.A., Prior Provincial, was interviewed by Linda Stein of Main Line Media News about his new publication, Hearts On Fire .

Causing Confusion
Fr. Bill Waters, O.S.A., writes in a recent article for The Priest Magazine, "I have heard it said many times from many people that Pope Francis confuses them. I would like to say that I believe he is in good company, because Jesus Christ in his day confused many people."

Man Up Philly
On March 9, 2019, Fr. Joe Narog, O.S.A., our Province Vocation Director, and Br. Jeff Raths, O.S.A., a student from the Midwest Province currently serving his pastoral year at St. Thomas of Villanova Parish in Rosemont, PA, attended “Man Up Philly 2019.”  This was the 11th Annual Men’s Spirituality Conference in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, held this year at Neumann University.  Over 1,300 men of all ages participated in an inspiring day of faith and fellowship.  Fr. Joe and Br. Jeff staffed an information table, promoting the Augustinian way of life, spirituality, and vocations.
AV's Lenten Reflections
Throughout this Lenten Season, the Augustinian Volunteers invite you read reflections written by Augustinian Volunteer Alumni, Augustinians, and current volunteers. Each day, reflections will be posted on our website. 

St. Augustine Preparatory School
Fr. Robert Murray, O.S.A, Head of School at St. Augustine Preparatory School was visited by the NJAIS Accreditation Team for the school’s Five-Year accreditation review. The feedback from this Five-Year Review will guide the Strategic Planning process as the school community works together to shape the St. Augustine Prep of the future!
Merrimack Pilgrimage in the Steps of Augustine
From March 6th to April 18th , Merrimack Faculty, Staff, Administrators, Trustees, and Students traveled to Italy during Spring Break in search of authentic Augustinian Community. While visiting the spaces and space important to St. Augustine’s own personal journey to find his true and authentic self and the places that gave rise to the Order of St. Augustine in the 13th Century, these pilgrims discover what is at the heart of the Augustinian search for truth, unity, and love, namely that it is found in the company of friends willing to share their own restlessness, desiring, brokenness, and experience of being found by the one who love us all as if there were only one of us.
Fr. Jim McBurney, O.S.A., Leads talk at the Shrine
Life in the Risen Lord
Thursday, April 25, 2019
7 PM - Upper Shrine

The Church gives us 50 days to celebrate Easter, to reflect on the joy and hope of the resurrection and to consider the abundant life Jesus has promised us. How does the suffering, death, and resurrection of Jesus make a difference in your life? How does the Easter story speak to our individual stories? Led by Fr. Jim McBurney, O.S.A., this evening will help us understand our lives in the context of the risen Lord!

Media Coverage at the Shrine
Sunday, March 17th, Fr. Michael Di Gregorio, O.S.A., Prior Provincial, celebrated the Healing Mass at the National Shrine of Saint Rita of Cascia which made 6abc Action News and CBS3 News!

Watch the video clips here!

Fr. Donald X. Burt, O.S.A., teacher and author and member of the Province of Saint Thomas of Villanova, wrote reflections for the four weeks of the Lenten Season in 2003. We are happy to make them available once again.

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