Fr. Mike Slattery, O.S.A. Augustinian Gala Tribute

Fr. Mike Slattery, O.S.A. Augustinian Gala Tribute

At the 2016 Augustinian Gala in Chicago's Drake Hotel, the Augustinians honored Father Mike Slattery, O.S.A.  Father Slattery served as a pastor at St. Jude Parish - New Lenox, IL; St. Clare of Montefalco Parish - Chicago, IL; and St. Augustine - Philadelphia, PA.  This video features interviews from Fr. Bernie Scianna, O.S.A.; Tom Slattery; Paul Crylen; Tom Brodnicki; Rosalie and Robert Gentile; Fr. Joe McCormick, O.S.A.; and Diane Faford.  This video tribute was generously sponsored by Denise & Robert Utter.

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Father Ted Tack, O.S.A. Diamond Jubilee Remembrance

Father Ted Tack, O.S.A. Diamond Jubilee Remembrance

At the 2016 Augustinian Gala at the Drake Hotel in Chicago, the Augustinians honored the late Father Ted Tack, O.S.A., with a Diamond Jubilee Remembrance.  Father Tack served as the Prior General of the Augustinian Order for 12 years.  This video features interviews from G.T. Bynum; Fr. Bernie Scianna, O.S.A.; Bob LaFortune; Mark Lauinger; and Jack Freese.  This video tribute was generously sponsored by the Susan & G.T. Bynum Family.

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Ernie Mrozek Augustinian Gala Tribute

Ernie Mrozek Augustinian Gala Tribute

At the 2016 Augustinian Gala in the Drake Hotel of Chicago, the Augustinians honored Ernie Mrozek.  Ernie serves as the first lay president of Saint Rita of Cascia High School in Chicago.  This video features interviews from Brendan Conroy; Fr. Bernie Scianna, O.S.A.; Fr. Tom McCarthy, O.S.A.; and Don Mrozek.  This video tribute was generously sponsored by a grateful friend of Ernie.

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Happy Easter! An Easter Reflection from St. Augustine

Happy Easter!  An Easter Reflection from St. Augustine

The season before Easter signifies the troubles in which we live while the time after Easter which we are celebrating at present signifies that happiness that’ll be ours in the future. What we commemorate before Easter is what we experience in this life. What we celebrate after Easter points to something we do not yet possess. This is why we keep the first season with fasting and prayer but now the fast is over! And we devote the present season to Praise! Such is the meaning of the Alleluia we sing!

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Br. Richie Mercado, OSA: Celebrating Year of Consecrated Life

Br. Richie Mercado, OSA:  Celebrating Year of Consecrated Life

Not too long ago, Brother Richie Mercado, O.S.A., made a lifelong commitment:  his solemn (perpetual) vows to the Augustinian Order.  He is still months away from his ordination to the priesthood, but this profession solidifies his commitment to the Augustinian Order.  He offered this speech before his profession, at the Augustinians' Celebration of Consecrated Life in Chicago.

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