Who are the Midwest Augustinians?

The Augustinians of the Midwest are members of the Order of Saint Augustine, an international Catholic religious community which was juridically founded in 1244.

We trace our spiritual roots to St. Augustine of Hippo, a fifth century Bishop and Doctor of the Church. He established a form of religious community life. The influential Rule of St. Augustine lets down his ideals and serves as a guide. Augustinians are guided today by the ideals and spirit of St. Augustine.

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Download our most recent Summer 2014 issue of The Midwest Augustinian

In this issue:

  • "Marked for Life" by Fr. Bernie Scianna, O.S.A.
  • Living Biographies of Fathers Henry Maibusch, O.S.A., and Leo Cameron, O.S.A.
  • Historical Perspective by Fr. David Brecht, O.S.A.
  • "Celebrating and Renewing Our Journey of Faith" - 50 Years in Peru!



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Find out how much God has given you and from it take what you need; the remainder is needed by others.
— St. Augustine

Living Biographies:  Father John Gaffney, O.S.A.

This year, Father John Gaffney, O.S.A., celebrates 75 years of Augustinian vows.  We are re-posting this article by Brother Stephen Isley, O.S.A., which is a reflection of meeting Father Gaffney for the first time in 2012.  Read now!

What do St. Monica's in Rome, Wrigley Field, and the Feasts of St. Monica & Augustine Have in Common?

Fr. Bernie Scianna, O.S.A., Prior Provincial of the Midwest Augustinians, offers his Homily celebrating the Feasts of St. Augustine and St. Monica, while referencing experiences at St. Monica's in Rome and a Billy Joel concert at Wrigley Field, Chicago.  He also discusses Pope Francis' top 10 tips on leading a happy life.  Read now!

Attend Brunch with the Augustinian Provincial

The Very Rev. Bernard C. Scianna, O.S.A., Ph.D., Prior Provincial of the Midwest Augustinians, has just announced he will be hosting six brunches at the Augustinian Province Offices for the rest of the year.  Over brunch, Father Bernie will discuss the current works and priorities of the Augustinians, as well as the future vision of the Augustinian Order.