Sr. Jana Professes First Vows

On Saturday, May 11th, Sr. Jana Akan, OSA of the Sisters of St. Rita made her First Profession of Vows. Sr. Jana has a special connection to our California Province, as she was a longtime member of Our Mother of Good Counsel Parish in Los Angeles, California. There she led the Augustinian Seculars and fully participated in the life of the parish. Many friars flew out to support Sr. Jana, and Sr. Jana asked our provincial Fr. Gary Sanders, OSA to celebrate the Mass. In entering into Augustinian spirituality as a secular, she began to discern a vocation to religious life. The Sisters of St. Rita, a congregation of sisters within the Order of St. Augustine, offered her the opportunity to pur

Br. Adnan Professes Solemn Vows

In a one of a kind out door ceremony at St. Augustine High School, Br. Adnan Ghani, OSA made his Solemn Profession of Vows before brother friars, visiting priests, friends, and the students and faculty of the school community. The ceremony was presided over by Fr. Gary Sanders, OSA, prior provincial of the province, and Fr. Tom Whelan, OSA was invited to be the homilist of the Mass. Solemn Profession is a landmark day in the life of a friar, and unites a friar to the Order of St. Augustine for life, similar to wedding vows. In planning the ceremony, Br. Adnan was interested in allowing the students of the school to fully participate and be witnesses to the moving ceremony. One of the "highl

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