Father Rob Hagan, O.S.A., will be awarded Villanova University's Rev. Kail C. Ellis, O.S.A., Alumni Medallion at the 35th College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Alumni Medallion Dinner in October.
On Saturday August 5, two novices of the Villanova Province, Jeremy Hiers and William Gabriel, professed simple vows, together with two novices of the California Province and a priest who will make his commitment to the Canadian Province. At the same time, two other friars made their solemn profession. The ceremony was held at Founder's Chapel at the University of San Diego, San Diego, California.
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Prayerful good wishes go to all of these brothers as they live their commitment to the Augustinian way of life.
Father Francis X. Gallogly, O.S.A., who taught at Malvern Prep in Pennsylvania and Austin Prep in Massachusetts, served at Biscayne College in Florida and served at parishes in Massachusetts and New York, died on July 7, 2017.
Father Joseph X. O'Conner, O.S.A., died on the morning of Monday, June 19, 2017. Father O'Connor served the Order at parishes in Florida, Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York, as well as serving as a missionary in Japan.
On Tuesday evening, May 23, 2017, the Bonner-Prendergast High School Community was given a presentation on Father Bill Atkinson's Cause for Beatification and Canonization, which was officially opened by Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, OFM Cap., following a liturgy on April 24, 2017, celebrated at Saint Thomas of Villanova Church.