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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In this issue:
- Remembering Bishop John McNabb, O.S.A.
- Most Successful Gala Yet!
- Continuing Our Journey of Faith Campaign Reaches 101% of Goal
- Meet Our Augustinians in Formation
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Father Bernie Scianna OSA writes a second update from the General Mid-Chapter in Nigeria with great updates about the many plans Augustinians across the world are collaborating each other. From progress in our Peruvian missions to funding a scholarship for an Augustinian to study in Rome and more, there are plenty of big discussions happening. Read now!
This year, we are hosting a special Reception Honoring the Augustinians of Tulsa. Dozens of Augustinians friars have made tremendous impacts on the lives of thousands in Tulsa, particularly at Cascia Hall Preparatory School, where the Order has served since 1926. One friar in particular we will be honoring is Father John Gaffney, O.S.A., who has been a professed Augustinian for an astounding 77 years!
In September 2016, Augustinian leaders from across the world are congregating in Nigeria for the international Mid-chapter for the Order. The Mid-chapter serves as a time when provincials and other leaders can meet and evaluate the progress that the Augustinians are making on their six-year goals. Here are remarks from the Very Reverend Bernard C. Scianna, O.S.A., Ph.D., who is the Prior Provincial of the Augustinians in the Midwest United States, Canada, and Northern Peru: