May 27, 2020

St. Augustine High School released a special video in which friars and teachers prayerd the Corona of Our Lady of Consolation.  This special devotion from the Augustinian tradition of the Corona, or "crown" of our Lady, is especially powerful today as we overcome the Covid-19 pandemic.

April 13, 2020

 On Easter Sunday, St. Patrick's Parish in North Park offered parishioners the opportunity to have the Risen Christ arrive at their homes.

Fr. Carlos invited the community watching parish Masses through live stream to submit their home addresses and phone numbers for a visit.  Because of social distancing guidelines, the Blessed Sacrament would be brought to each home, and parishioners were encouraged to remain on their front porches or doorways and to not make their neighbors aware of the vehicle arriving lest crowds form.

The initiative was the brainchild of Fr. Carlos, and Fr. Max had the idea of renting a convertible car for the day to make Jesus more fully present and visible to the parioshioners of St. Patricks and the community of North and South Park in San Diego.

April 11, 2020

Our Prior Provincial, Fr. Gary Sanders, OSA wrote a special Stations of the Cross in light of how the world is being impacted today.

April 10, 2020

The Times of San Diego profiled local faith communities response to the Covid-19 pandemic.  Fr. Sarfraz was captured imparting absolution, and Fr. Carlos the Pastor of St. Patricks is interviewed HERE.

February 4, 2020

A full video of the ordination can be found here:

You can find the pictures for the ordination of newly ordained Fr. Sarfraz Alam, OSA and Fr. Adnan Ghani, OSA here:

In addition, here are pictures for Fr. Adnan's Mass of Thanksgiving:

Fr. Sarfraz's Mass of Thanksgiving:

Ad multos annos!

January 30, 2020

A new video directed by Br. Dominic Smith, OSA on the ministry of Br. Robert Baiocco, OSA.

The film features Br. Bobby's work with Border Angels and Casa Hogar orphanage.

December 13, 2019

On the 11th of December 2019, the Holy Father Francis received in audience His Eminence Cardinal Angelo Becciu, prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints.

During the audience, the Supreme Pontiff authorized the same Congregation to promulgate the Degree regarding the heroic virtues of the Servant of God Gregorio Tomas Suárez Fernández, professed priest of the Order of Saint Augustine; born on 30 March 1915 in La Cortina, Spain, and died on 23 April 1949 in Salamanca, Spain.

Deo Gratias!  Ora pro nobis!

October 28, 2019

The Augustinians hold two vocation discernment retreats per year for men interested in learning more about our way of life.

This past weekend, four men were hosted from Friday through Sunday as they learned more about the Augustinian charism as well as our aposotolates and ministries.

Students in formation planned and organized the weekend, which included Mass, the Liturgy of the Hours, and a Holy Hour.  Further, the discerners were brought to St. Patrick's Parish to learn about parish ministry from current pastor Fr. Carlos Medina, OSA, as well as a to hear a talk from Fr. Jim Retzner, OSA on his years as as hospital chaplain.

The group then went to a local restaurant for social time and many of the local San Diego friars joined in on the fun.  After lunch, the discerners were taken on a tour of St. Augustine High School by Fr. Maxime Villeneuve, OSA where t...

October 10, 2019

The 11th Annual SAVI (Student Augustinian Values Institute) Gathering of Augustinian schools convened in Cascia Hall in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Each of the 10 member Augustinian schools in the US and Canada sent six sophomore student representatives to deepen their knowledge of St. Augustine and the Augustinian values, as well as to share what happens at their school and learn what is being done in others.

The weekend featured a variety of prayer forms as well as liturgical devotions and experiences.  Speakers from the Cascia Hall community both faculty and alumni of previous SAVI classes, spoke to the group on the three core Augustinian values: Unitas, Veritas, and Caritas.

In their tour of Tula, SAVI XI participants visited “The Gathering Place” a newly opened private-public partnership park with various free attractions, as well as Tulsa’s famous Cain’s...

September 19, 2019

Some lay partners of the Augustinians are affiliated to the Order as a result of the recognition of their devotion and service to and on behalf of the Order.  Affiliation is the highest honor that the Order is able to grant to others as it makes those who are affilated a member of the Order of St. Augustine.

Recently Augustinians Kirk Davis, Mike Bube, Mike McFadden, Fernando Lopez, Gary Rye and Jim Retzner; all having ministered in Ojai at either St. Tomas Aquinas Church or Villanova Prep were able to attend and give thanks to Mr. Joseph Silvestri.  Mr. Silvestri and his wife Mary were celebrating his 90th birthday and the friars were able to join him to celebrate.

Congrats to Joe! Ad multos annos

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