Fr. Brian S. Lowery, O.S.A.
On February 23, 2019 Father Brian Lowery, after an extended stay in the Clinic Villa del Rosario, Rome, suffered heart failure and passed over to the Lord. His funeral will take place on Monday afternoon, February 25th in San Gimignano, Italy. He is survived by a sister, Fiona Foster, and her family.
In 1995, Father Brian was instrumental in the conversion of the friary of Sant’Agostino in San Gimignano, Italy, into a house of hospitality and retreat. He was to remain there for the rest of his life, welcoming friars and lay men and women for periods of rest, recollection and renewal. Other friars joined him in this ministry from various circumscriptions of the Order. Father Brian was also heavily engaged in preaching retreats on Augustinian themes, particularly on the Confessions of Saint Augustine. Below is one of his talks on St.Augustine at St.Rita's Parish in Rcine,WI.
God's Providence in the Confessions of St. Augustine, by Father Brian Lowery, OSA