Father Peter Donohue, O.S.A., Receives 2015 Barry Award

Pictured above at the Union League:

Front row (l-r): Paul Galetto, O.S.A.; John Deegan, O.S.A.; Michael Di Gregorio, O.S.A., Prior Provincial; Peter Donohue, O.S.A., Barry Award Recipient; Donald Reilly, O.S.A.; John Stack, O.S.A.; and Joseph Calderone, O.S.A. Back row (l-r): Arthur Purcaro, O.S.A.; Paul Morrissey, O.S.A.; Joseph Mostardi, O.S.A.; Francis Doyle, O.S.A.; Allan Fitzgerald, O.S.A.; Michael Duffy, O.S.A.; Francis Horn, O.S.A.; Kail Ellis, O.S.A.; Thomas McCarthy, O.S.A. and David Cregan, O.S.A. 

  Peter Donohue, O.S.A.

Peter Donohue, O.S.A.

Father Peter Donohue, O.S.A., president of Villanova University, received the 2015 Barry Award, presented at a dinner held at the Union League, in Philadelphia on November 20, 2015. The Barry Award is given annually to a person who has made significant contributions to the Church, the community and their profession.

  Commodore John Barry (Right) is depicted with Matthew Carr, O.S.A. (left) and other contributors to Saint Augustine Church, including Gorge Washington (center)

Commodore John Barry (Right) is depicted with Matthew Carr, O.S.A. (left) and other contributors to Saint Augustine Church, including Gorge Washington (center)

The Award is named for Commodore John Barry, father of the United States Navy. Commodore Barry was a contributor as Matthew Carr, O.S.A., raised funds to establish Saint Augustine Church in Philadelphia, the first Augustinian foundation in the United States, In a mosaic, which is on Villanova’s campus, Commodore Barry and Matthew Carr, O.S.A., are pictured with other contributors, including George Washington. There is a building on Villanova University’s campus named for Commodore John Barry, which is home to the Naval ROTC on campus.