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:

  • "Frs. David Brecht, O.S.A., and John Flaherty, O.S.A., Enter Eternal Life
  • Announcing 2015 Augustinian Gala Honorees
  • "Are the Augustinians Still Relevant?" Interviews
  • "Marked for Life" Testimonials



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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

Fr. Tony Pizzo and Dr. Jim Foody Named Honorees for Augustinian Gala

Fr. Pizzo and Dr. Foody have been named as the honorees for the third annual Augustinian Gala on April 24, 2015 in Chicago. We will also have a special “Diamond Jubilee” remembrance for the late Fr. Ray Ryan.  Learn more about each of them here in this press release.

Human Rights 365

Augustinians are encouraged to plan and implement prayer, awareness-raising and/or actions to promote the Christian values highlighted in the United Nations International Days recommended to Augustinians around the world.

Bishop-elect Robert Prevost's Coat of Arms

On November 3, 2014, the Vatican announced that Pope Francis named the Most Reverend Robert F. Prevost, O.S.A., to be the fourth Bishop of Chiclayo, Peru.  Bishop-elect Prevost is scheduled to be ordained a bishop in Chiclayo, Peru, on December 12, 2014, the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe.  This article is a description and explanation of his coat of arms.