Walter James Quinn was born on August 8, 1930, in Lansdowne, Pennsylvania, one of two sons and a daughter of Walter J. Quinn and Anna Haas. He was baptized at Saint Charles Borromeo Church, Drexel Hill, PA, on August 17, 1930, and attended Saint Charles Parish School and Saint Andrew Parish School, both in Drexel Hill. He entered West Catholic High School, Philadelphia, and later the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where he obtained a BS in Economics. With the completion of studies, he served in the United States Army from 1952 to 1954, during the Korean War. Upon being discharged from the service, he worked as a salesman in the Pennsylvania-New Jersey-Delaware area before entering the Order as a novice on September 9, 1955. He spent his novitiate year at Good Counsel Novitiate, New Hamburg, New York, and professed simple vows on September 10, 1956. Walter then attended Villanova University for Philosophical studies and, in 1958, moved to Augustinian College, Washington, DC, where he obtained an MA in Religious Education. He also pursued Graduate Studies in International Law at the Catholic University of America. He professed Solemn Vows on September 10, 1959, and was ordained to the priesthood on June 3, 1961, at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, DC, by Bishop Philip Hannan.
On Dec. 27th, Fr. John Lydon, O.S.A was presented the with the Medal of the City by the Mayor of Trujillo for his "contribution to the field of education and culture in the city of Trujillo and the state of La Libertad."
On Saturday, December 8th, two Augustinian Missionary Sisters who had been martyred in Algeria in 1994 were beatified. Sisters . . .
On Dec. 7th, Fr. Kail Ellis, O.S.A., presented a talk entitled, The Role of the Patriarchs and Bishops of the Eastern Church on the Development of Nostra Aetate: Vatican II’s Document on Islam at Villanova University. . .
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You are invited to the Augustinian Vocations Open House, Wednesday, November 14; 9am to 4pm. Come and learn more about the Augustinian Way of Life at our office located behind the St. Thomas of Villanova Church at Villanova University.
Email: Vocations@augustinian.org with any questions.
Michael Ralph Scuderi was born on October 6, 1966, in Darby, Pennsylvania, the older of two sons and one daughter of Samuel F. Scuderi and Carmel Ann Brescia. He was baptized at Saint Charles Borromeo Church, Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania, on October 30, 1966 and attended Evans Elementary School, Yeadon, Pa., Yeadon Junior High School and Haverford High School. He studied at Villanova University from 1985-1989 where he earned a degree in Commerce and Finance, specializing in Marketing. During that time, he worked, first as manager at a pizzeria, then in the accounting department of a medical systems company in Malvern, Pa., and finally for Mercy Health Systems in Darby, Pa.
Robert Martin Burke was born on April 18, 1927, in Atlantic City, New Jersey, the son of Thomas A. Burke and Violet Marshall, and was baptized on February 25, 1934 in Saint James Church, Ventnor, New Jersey. He had one brother and two sisters. He attended Saint James Parochial School, Ventnor, from 1933 until 1941, and Holy Spirit High School, Atlantic City, from 1941 until 1945. He then entered the United States Navy and served fourteen months until 1946. Following his discharge from the service, he entered Villanova College and studied civil engineering for three years. In 1950, he applied to the Order and was received as a novice on September 9, 1950.
August 1, 1937 - August 26, 2018
Michael Joseph Scanlon was born on August 1, 1937, in New York, New York, one of three sons and one daughter of Michael J Scanlon and Christine Costello. He was baptized on August 22, 1937 at Saint Anthony Church, Bronx, New York, and attended Saint Nicholas of Tolentine Parochial School there from 1943 until 1951. He then enrolled in Augustinian Academy, Staten Island, as a postulant for the Order. He was received as a novice on September 9, 1955, and following a year at Good Counsel Novitiate, New Hamburg, New York, he professed simple vows on September 10, 1956. He then attended Villanova University from which he received a BA degree in Philosophy in 1960. While at Villanova, he professed solemn vows in the Order on September 10, 1959. Michael pursued theological studies at the Catholic University of America and obtained the STL in 1964 and the STD in 1969. He was ordained to the priesthood on February 1, 1964 at Saint Nicholas of Tolentine Church, Bronx, by Bishop John McGuire, Auxiliary of New York.
This week, The Augustinian Provincial Chapter met at Villanova choosing new leadership to assist newly installed Prior Provincial Michael Di Gregorio, O.S.A. in service to Province members and the Church for the next four years. Elected . . .
The friars of the Province of Saint Thomas of Villanova will gather from June 10 to June 15 in Chapter for the official installation of the Prior Provincial who was elected in February, and to choose members of his Council, a Province Secretary and Treasurer, all of whom will form the . . .