Three Augustinians Ordained to the Diaconate in Chicago

 Brother Joe Murray, O.S.A. (left). Bishop Robert Prevost, O.S.A. (center) and Prior Provincial Michael Di Gregorio, O.S.A., of the Province of Saint Thomas of Villanova.

Brother Joe Murray, O.S.A. (left). Bishop Robert Prevost, O.S.A. (center) and Prior Provincial Michael Di Gregorio, O.S.A., of the Province of Saint Thomas of Villanova.

Brother Joseph Murray, O.S.A. of the Villanova Province, was ordained to the diaconate on Saturday, January 2, 2016, at Saint Rita Church, Chicago, by Augustinian Bishop Robert Prevost of Chiclayo, Peru. Brother Joe was ordained in a bi-lingual liturgy together with Brother Carlos Medina of the California Province and Brother Richie Mercado of the Midwest Province. All three deacons will now complete their theological studies and prepare for ordination to the priesthood later this year.

 Brothers Carlos Medina, Richie Mercado and Joe Murray (row 1, l-r) are pictured with Bishop Robert Prevost (center) and the Priors Provincial of the California, Midwest and Villanova Provinces.

Brothers Carlos Medina, Richie Mercado and Joe Murray (row 1, l-r) are pictured with Bishop Robert Prevost (center) and the Priors Provincial of the California, Midwest and Villanova Provinces.