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

Pup-Pup Has Learned Spanish

Fr. Terry Deffenbaugh, O.S.A.’s highly acclaimed book, No Longer a Stray: The Gospel According to Pup-Pup (Scepter, 2005), presents the Gospels through the eyes of Pup-Pup, a fictional stray dog adopted by a young Jesus.  The book has been translated into Spanish, and Pup-Pup's narrative can be read in that language. 

Marked for Life: "The Auggies and Me"

Bill and Bonnie Leighty were forever marked for life by their encounter with the Augustinians of Cascia Hall in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  "At the same time it is difficult to put into words the profound impact that the Midwest Augustinian Province’s ministry and mission through Cascia Hall has had on our lives," Bill says.  Read their story here.

First Feast Day Celebration of St. John Paul II

Yesterday was the Feast Day of a Saint that I saw at a Mass in the parking lot of Five Holy Martyrs in Chicago on October 5, 1979 with my Grandmother, Mom and Aunt, shook his hand and took a picture with him after Mass in his private chapel in the Papal Apartment on November 3, 1999, and took a group of students to see him in Rome during the Jubilee Year 2000 World Youth Day...