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 Winter 2014 issue of The Midwest Augustinian


In this issue:

  • Fr. Bernie Scianna, O.S.A. Re-Elected as Prior Provincial
  • Missions in Peru Move Toward Independence
  • "The 3's of Our Fundraising"



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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

A Call to Action:  The Continuing Our Journey of Faith Capital Campaign

"For the past twelve years, I had the privilege of serving the Order of St. Augustine as Prior General, the leader of the Augustinians throughout the world.  To say that these were eventful years would be an understatement, to say the least, since we are speaking of a period of time that began in September of 2001..." Read more now!

An Interview with the Prior Provincial

On December 19, 2013, the Midwest Augustinians re-elected the Very Rev. Bernard C. Scianna, O.S.A., Ph.D., to a second four-year term as Prior Provincial of the Province of Our Mother of Good Counsel.  He will begin his second term in June of 2014.  Read more for an interview with Fr. Bernie, reviewing his first term as Prior Provincial.

Augustinians of the Midwest are encouraged to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, March 21, 2014, with prayer, reflection, witness and action individually, in their communities and in their ministries. The Augustinians invite and encourage all who identify with Augustinian spirituality and traditions to do likewise.  Read for more information and resources.