At the American Catholic Historical Society's House, Father Michael Di Gregorio. O.S.A., will speak on the history of the Augustinian mission to the Italian community in South Philadelphia . . .
Villanova University's Delegation received in private audience with Pope Francis. Following are the Holy Father's words:
Dear Friends, I am pleased to welcome you, Father President, the Council and the Board of Trustees of Villanova University, on the occasion of your meeting in Rome. I pray that your time in the Eternal City will be a source of spiritual renewal for each of you.
As an heir to the great Augustinian tradition of learning inspired by the pursuit of divine wisdom, your University was founded to preserve and pass on the richness of the Catholic tradition to new generations of students...
The Augustinian Friars of the Province of St. Thomas of Villanova congratulate Coach Jay Wright, the 2018 Villanova Basketball Team, and the entire University Community on another NCAA Basketball Championship. We are proud of a Program played and won in the Augustinian tradition of brotherhood and honor.
Fr. Michael F. Di Gregorio, O.S.A., Prior Provincial, Province of St. Thomas of Villanova
and Friars at Villanova University, Merrimack College, North Andover, MA Malvern Preparatory School, Malvern, PA, St. Augustine Preparatory School, Richland, NJ, and our many parishes in Pennsylvania, New York, Massachusetts, Japan and Peru.
The holy, glad day of the Lord’s resurrection has shone forth today to all. Let us rejoice, brothers and sisters, for this is the day the Lord has made: the mother of all good days, the origin of immortal life, the beginning of all our glory. Therefore on the day of this solemnity so venerable, let us offer congratulations both to Christ and ourselves. To Christ, I say, who, after the victory of the cross, brought back spoils from his enemies . . . to ourselves, because we now see the likeness of our future resurrection and gaze upon the sight of our hoped-for glory in Christ. It is our glory that we consider; it is our beauty the we venerate; our resurrection has begun in Christ and will be brought in us in his time.
Saint Thomas of Villanova, Easter Sunday, Sermon 1, 1-2
The Augustinian Friars of the Province of
Saint Thomas of Villanova
Send Sincere Best Wishes and Prayerful Remembrance
That the Joy of the Easter Mystery
May Fill your Heart and Renew your Spirit
We can all connect to the appreciation felt when someone supports us by simply listening. A recent article in The New York Times, You Know Sister Jean, Meet Father Rob by Zach Schonbrun focuses on the influential role Father Rob Hagan, O.S.A., plays as Villanova basketball team’s chaplin. As mentioned in the article, Father Hagan provides an open space for these men to be heard. Father Hagan explains, “They have a million people telling them what to do.” However, when Father Hagan speaks, you can be sure the players listen. This past Palm Sunday’s pre-game prayer offered the team balance as they moved forward, “Don’t drink the perfume. You don’t get too high when things are going well, and you don’t get too low when things are not going so great.”
Father Michael Di Gregorio, O.S.A., was re-elected to a second term as Prior Provincial of the Augustinian Province of Saint Thomas of Villanova...
Father John J. Hagen, O.S.A., passed away on Monday morning, December 18, 2017 at Saint Thomas Monastery in Villanova. A public viewing will be held on Thursday evening. December 21, 2017 at 6:30 PM in Saint Thomas of Villanova (Campus) Church....
Father Rob Hagan, O.S.A., receives the 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.