On September 8, 2018, Br. Arturo Renteria was officially accepted as a candidate into the permanent diaconate program of the Diocese of San Diego. Along with 11 other men, Br. Arturo affirmed his desire to faithfully begin his formation in a multi-year process which consists of classes and extensive pastoral experiences. Br. Arturo will serve this year at Otay Correctional Facility and minister to those in detention there. For Br. Arutro, who professed his First Vows as an Augustinian friar just over one year ago, the ceremony marked a major milestone in his vocational journey.
September 12th, 2018 was a joyous day at St. Augustine High School as the community gathered to dedicate and bless the new theater. The Mass was celebrated by Most Reverend John Dolan, auxilary bishop of San Diego, and he was joined by Very Reverend Kevin Mullins, OSA, prior provincial of the province, along with school chaplain Fr. Kirk Davis, OSA, Campus Minister Rev. Br. Maxime Villeneuve, OSA, and other Augustinian concelebrants. Bishop Dolan spoke to the importance the arts and theater in his own life, especially as he attended Saints' rival school- University High School. He talked about how God can work through the arts and bring out the skills and talents that He has blessed us wit