Canadian Augustinians to Honor 6 Laypeople

The Canadian Augustinian Province of St. Joseph joyfully announced that it will honor six laypeople with the religious order's highest honor:  Affiliation of the Faithful to the Order.  The six individuals are:

  • Father Gregory Lawrence Hogan
  • John A. Gennaro
  • Frank Stadler
  • Luciano Conte
  • Joseph G. Gennaro
  • Quinto M. Annibale
Canadian Augustinian Province of St. Joseph

The Augustinian Province of St. Joseph is headquartered at Marylake Monastery in King City, Ontario.  The Province also includes St. Thomas of Villanova College, a college preparatory school in King City, and other parishes in Ontario and British Columbia.  The Canadian Augustinian Province of St. Joseph operates under the canonical jurisdiction of the Midwest Augustinians' Province of Our Mother of Good Counsel.

Affiliation of the Faithful to the Order

Definition According to the Augustinian Constitution

The Order has the faculty of affiliating to itself the faithful who merit special recognition because their distinguished cooperation for the good of the Order. By reason of this affiliation they belong to the Augustinian Family and share in all the spiritual benefits of the Order. All the friars, in their heart and actions, are to show their gratitude to all those who are affiliated. Affiliation is granted by the Prior General on his own initiative or upon the request of any community of the Augustinian Family. The certificate of affiliation should be granted with some solemnity. The parents of friars and sisters of solemn vows are considered affiliated to the Order from the very day of solemn profession. The Prior General can grant this affiliation to the parents of the brothers and sisters of aggregated Congregations if the Generals of these Congregations ask for it. If opportune, other expressions of honor or gratitude can also be conferred.

Patrick Murphy

Patrick Murphy has been working with the Augustinians in fundraising and communications since 2010. He began working with the Augustinian Vocations office in 2015. He also holds a Master of Science in Nonprofit Management.