In the News
It is our great honor to announce that the Augustinians began the new year by welcoming two of our friars into the diaconate. On January 7, 2017, the Feast of the Holy Epiphany, the Most Reverend Daniel Turley ordained Deacon Stephen Isley, O.S.A., and Deacon Aldo Potencia, O.S.A.Read More
In his message for the 50th World Day of Peace, Pope Francis pleads for a rise in strategic non-violence within the global community. This is a non-violence that begins within one’s heart, is nurtured at the level of the family, and blossoms within the larger political order.Read More
Fr. Bernie Scianna, O.S.A., and the Midwest Augustinians would like to wish all of our friends, family, and supporters a Merry Christmas. Please view our video e-card, in which we recount the many blessings we have received this year, including an outstanding class of novices.
All of this has been made possible through your support! We thank you and look forward to seeing you at our fifth annual Augustinian Gala, on April 28, 2017.
Saint Rita of Cascia Parish in Chicago, served by the Augustinians since 1905, is hosting a Youth Event for the Novena of Our Lady of Guadalupe Novena!
Please join on Friday, December 9, 2016, to share our charism, friendship, love, and unity on this special celebration!Read More
For Giving Tuesday only, if you donate any amount to the Augustinian Annual Fund, you will receive a link to download an advance copy of next year's Men of Heart poster! The Men of Heart poster is released annually to celebrate the men that are currently in formation with the Augustinians.Read More
Human Rights Day, December 10, 2016, reminds Augustinian friars that they are called to take a stand to defend and promote the basic human rights of all persons. Augustinians invite and encourage all who identify with Augustinian spirituality and traditions to do likewise. Human Rights Day 2016 marks the 68th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Declaration was adopted December 10, 1948.Read More
“Sorry, son. You can’t be a priest. We don’t have enough money to send you to the seminary.” Father John Merkelis, O.S.A., recently recounted, “My brother Mark wanted to be a priest. There wasn’t enough money. My brother Ernie wanted to be a priest. There wasn’t enough money. By the time I came around, my mom and dad got the message and said, ‘We better put some time into this.’”Read More
One great big issue of The Midwest Augustinian newsletter is now available! In this special summer/fall issue, we talk about the "Summer of Hope" that we witnessed, one friar's speech at the United Nations, our international youth encounter, and more! We even combine it to include our annual report. Download your copy today!Read More
The Augustinians are proud to release our annual report for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2016. The online report includes donor scrolls, stewardship updates, and a financial summary. The Augustinians publish the annual report in effort to be good stewards of the gifts our donors contribute.Read More