Father Michael P. Sullivan, O.S.A., travels the country year-round providing parishes with unique and dynamic retreats. For over 30 years, Father Albert MacPherson, O.S.A., has traveled the globe on a healing mission. He takes his special healing ministry to parishes and provides parish communities with healing Masses and retreats. Read more about these ministries below.

Fr. Sullivan Preaching Apostolate

The letters from pastors seeking his services come to the Province Office, where Father Sullivan reviews them and sends a letter of confirmation if the time and place are suitable to his schedule. If airfare is required the Parish reimburses the Augustinians for expenses incurred. Father Sullivan only asks for a 'love offering' that is taken up the last day of the retreat. This offering goes to retired Augustinian priests. This is all that Father Sullivan requires for his services.

Father Sullivan's mission schedule concentrates on the seven Sacraments. The first night is Baptism, Confirmation, and the power of the Spirit. The second night is reconciling, healing, and forgiveness. The third night is fidelity and commitment. The fourth night is "call to be one bread, one body." Father Sullivan makes his message known while adding a bit of humor and fun to the mission. Fear is not part of Father Sullivan's mission talk approach. People leave with a smile, his message well taken, and a feeling of pride in being Catholic. 

If you would like Father Sullivan to give a retreat at your parish, please write to him at:

Michael P. Sullivan, O.S.A.
Augustinian Preaching Apostolate
St. Thomas of Villanova Monastery
800 E. Lancaster Ave.
Villanova University
Villanova, PA 19085-1687

Fr. Michael P. Sullivan, O.S.A.

Fr. Michael P. Sullivan, O.S.A.

About Father Sullivan

Father Michael P. Sullivan, O.S.A., was born in New York City. He received a bachelor's degree from Villanova University and his master's in theology from Augustinian College. Father Sullivan did graduate work at the Catholic University of America and also received a master's degree in counseling from St. John's University. Ordained at the Basillica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC. He spent eight years in parish ministry. Father Sullivan served as pastor in the Albany Diocese and as pastor of Saint Nicholas of Tolentine, the parish of his youth in N.Y.C. He was instrumental in establishing the Marriage Encounter movement in the Delaware Valley and was subsequently appointed to full-time retreat work and parish renewal preaching.

Retreats Available on DVD and CD. Video and audio tapes of Father Sullivan's retreats are available for order. Details follow below.

A Parish Retreat

4 Hour DVD
$40.00 + $5.50 postage & handling


Please make check or money order payable to Augustinian Preaching Apostolate and send order to:

Augustinian Preaching Apostolate 
St. Thomas of Villanova Monastery
800 E. Lancaster Ave.
Villanova University
Villanova, PA 19085-1687


Augustinian Healing Ministry

Fr. Albert MacPherson, O.S.A.

Fr. Albert MacPherson, O.S.A.

Born in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada, in 1941 into a family of thirteen children, Father Albert MacPherson, O.S.A., joined the Order of Saint Augustine in 1962, and was ordained to priesthood in 1974. He did undergraduate studies at Saint Francis Xavier University, Nova Scotia, and Villanova University, before pursuing graduate theological studies at the Catholic University of America, Washington D.C.

After fourteen years of experience in spiritual renewal work, including ten years of pastoral experience in parishes in Ontario, New York, and Florida, Father MacPherson began full-time healing ministry in 1983. A member of the Association of Christian Therapists, Father MacPherson has given healing missions throughout the United States, Canada, South America, Europe, Asia and the Caribbean Islands.

Thousands have been helped through his healing ministry - spiritually, psychologically and physically.

To learn more or to schedule a healing mission in your parish, contact Father MacPherson at:

Our Mother of Consolation Friary
300 Haverhill Street
Lawrence, MA 01840-1264
Phone: 978-685-1111, ext. 22

To learn more about the healing power of prayer:

We invite you to read Instruction on Prayers for Healing, from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.


What others are saying about the Augustinian Healing Ministry:

...a deep effect on the parish, some physical healings but more to the point, many spiritual healings. The fruit is still quite evident.
— Monsignor Edmund H. Dumas, New York
...extremely helpful to many of the parishioners. There were many physical and spiritual healings.
— Father William Killion, Florida
...the 100% turnout for the Sacrament of Reconciliation and the sincerity and integrity of all participants, the best I have witnessed in 25 years... I recommend this type of mission for any parish.
— Father Richard J. Laffin, Nova Scotia
...a real turning point...
— Father W. Howard McGraw, O.S.A., New York
We will never be the same...
— Father Timothy F. Nolan, Minnesota
...a very deep tangible sense of loving presence and peace of God - something that is much needed in our secularized and materialistic society.
— Father Eamon Tobin, Florida
...a greater spirit of peacefulness and prayerfulness...
— Father Anthony F. Peace, New York