CatholicPhilly.com, has listed in its Calendar of Events, a talk on the Augustinians, and the Italian Americans, to be given on March 29, 2017 at 1:30 PM.
SAVE THE DATE! Join us at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 29, 2017, in Speakers’ Corner of Falvey Memorial Library for the Alfred F. Mannella and Rose T. Lauria-Mannella Endowed Distinguished Speaker Series lecture featuring the Very Rev. Michael Di Gregorio, OSA, Prior Provincial. Father Di Gregorio's talk, “The Birth of a Mission to South Philadelphia Italians: A Friar's Tale,” will focus on the formation of the Italian-Augustinian mission to the immigrants of Philadelphia at the start of the 20th century, including the challenges, opportunities and achievements. Light refreshments will be served.
The Augustinian Defenders of the Rights of the Poor (ADROP) will celebrate a Mass of Thanksgiving and Fundraiser on Sunday March 5, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. at Corr Hall, Villanova University. The principal celebrant will be Michael Di Gregorio, O.S.A., Prior Provincial, Province of Saint Thomas of Villanova.
Following Mass, a brunch will be served at the Connelly Center on the University's campus.
At the entrance to the chapel of the General Curia in Rome there is a familiar painting of the Augustinian Blessed, Stephen Bellesini. It is a copy of an original work done by G. Toeschi in 1905, depicting a crowning moment, and possibly one of the last, of Stephen’s life.. Read more about Blessed Stephen Bellesini, O.S.A., whose feast day is celebrated February 3rd.