Augustinian Province of Saint Thomas of Villanova
We experience God through community and live by the Rule established by Saint Augustine of Hippo. We are one of three Provinces in the United States. Ministries of our Province are located on the east coast of the United States, with missions in Japan and Peru. Our work as Catholic priests and brothers is in the community, and it is with the support and friendship of each community, that we join the international community of Augustinians in serving the world.
Augustine For Today
“The Word of God took up our grass in order to make us gold. The Word of God, you see, which abides forever, did not consider it beneath him to be for a time grass; not in order to change the Word itself, but to bestow on the grass a change for the better. Yes, The Word became flesh and dwelt among us; and as the Lord he suffered for us and was buried, and rose again and ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father, no longer grass but now gold, undestroyed and indestructible.”
Sermon 113B, 2
This Day in Province History
Archbishop Sebastiano Martinelli, Apostolic Delegate and Prior General, dedicated the newly completed church of Our Mother of Good Counsel, Bryn Mawr, in the presence of Archbishop Patrick Ryan, who presided, and auxiliary bishop Edmond Prendergast.