Augustinian Province of Saint Thomas of Villanova
We experience God through community and live by the Rule established by Saint Augustine of Hippo. We are one of three Provinces in the United States. Ministries of our Province are located on the east coast of the United States, with missions in Japan and Peru. Our work as Catholic priests and brothers is in the community, and it is with the support and friendship of each community, that we join the international community of Augustinians in serving the world.
Augustine For Today
FEBRUARY 16 - BLESSED SIMON OF CASCIA, O.S.A.
“O eternal truth, true love and beloved eternity. You are my God. To you do I sigh day and night. When I first came to know you, you drew me to yourself so that I might see that there were things for me to see, but that I myself was not yet ready to see them. Meanwhile, you overcame the weakness of my vision, sending forth most strongly the beams of your light, and I trembled at once with love and dread.”
Confessions, VII, 10
This Day in Province History
In a letter addressed to the Prior General, permission was given by the Congregation of Religious to use the vernacular in the recitation of the Divine Office. The Province Newsletter indicated that houses wishing to do so were to so indicate by a secret vote of the community.