On August 11, 2013, Prior General Robert Prevost, O.S.A. received the first vows of three Augustinian novices: Fr. Brian Barker, O.S.A., Brother Bernie Cissell, O.S.A., and Brother Joe Ruiz, O.S.A. Prior Provincial of the Midwest Augustinians, Fr. Bernie Scianna, O.S.A., offers an inspirational homily during the solemn evening prayer, held at St. Rita of Cascia Shrine Chapel in Chicago, Illinois.
Fr. Tom McCarthy, O.S.A. asks those discerning a call to the priesthood and religious life to explore their vocation; he is the Director of Vocations for the Midwest Province of Our Mother of Good Counsel, Villanova Province of St. Thomas of Villanova, and the Canadian Province of St. Joseph.
The Midwest Augustinians are a part of the Catholic Order of St. Augustine, known as the Province of Our Mother of Good Counsel. Our community life shapes our service in schools, parishes and missions. Our ministries span from the Midwestern United States to parts of Canada and northern Peru.