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Vocation Story of Fr. Max, OSA

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Br. Dominic Smith, OSA and John Paul the Great film student Joseph Graves produced the following video on the vocational journey of newly ordained Fr. Maxime Villeneuve, OSA.

Ramon and David Receives the Novitiate White Habit

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On August 23rd, 2019, Ramon Riesgo and David Relstab, this year's novitiate class, received the white Augustinian habit to mark the beginning of their novitiate year.  It is custom in many parts of the Augustinian world for novices to wear white. 

 The investiture is an important moment in ... Read More »


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Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Today the entire Augustinian Family rejoices and celebrates with confidence the memory of these two great saints who are the mother and father of all those who live our Augustinian spirituality. As we continue our pilgrimage through this world, we welcome the gifts left ... Read More »

Newly Ordained Priest and Deacons!

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On Saturday June 8th at Our Mother of Good Counsel Parish in Los Angeles, the Province of St. Augustine in California was honored to witness the ordination of four brothers to the Orders of Priesthood and the Diaconate.

Fr. Nicholas Porter, OSA, was ordained to ... Read More »

New Elected Council

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Meet our new elected leadership. From left to right: Sr.Maria Hirth, Sr.Claudia Stahl, Superior General Sr. Rita-Maria Käß,Vicar Sr. Angela Zehe and Sr.Anna-Maria Kempf. Congratulations ! We pray that our Lord’s grace, peace and joy be with you always.    

Sister Rita-Maria Käß is re-elected as our Superior General

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What a joyful, happy and a heartfelt day with the Rita-Sisters! Sister Rita-Maria Käß was re-elected Superior General of the Congregation for six more years. The election was officiated by Würzburg Bishop Franz Jung. Placing the Bible on the altar, Sister Rita-Maria accepted the position as the Superior General ... Read More »

First Profession of Vows

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Saturday, May 11th, 2019 was a great day of rejoicing and thanksgiving for our community in Racine and the entire community of the Sisters of St. Rita.

Sr. Jana Anne made her First Profession of Vows before God and the Superior General Sr. Rita Maria Käs. She committed herself ... Read More »

California Augustinians News

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On Saturday, May 11th, Sr. Jana Anne, OSA of the Sisters of St. Rita made her First Profession of Vows.

Sr. Jana Anne has a special connection to our California Province, as she was a longtime member of Our Mother of Good Counsel Parish in Los Angeles, California.  There she led the ... Read More »

Palm Sunday and Pope Francis

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Vatican City, Apr 14, 2019 - On Palm Sunday, Pope Francis warned against the temptation of “triumphalism,” encouraging Catholics to follow Jesus’s way of humility and obedience exemplified in His Passion.

“Joyful acclamations at Jesus’ entrance into Jerusalem, followed by his humiliation. Festive cries followed by brutal torture. ... Read More »

Augustinian Superiors meet Pope Francis

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The Holy Father received in audience the superiors of the Augustinian Family: Order of St. Augustine (OSA), Order of Augustinian Recollect (OAR), Order of Augustinian Descalled (OAD), to treat, among other themes, the process to make St. Thomas of Villanova Doctor of the Church.

Fr. Alejandro Moral, OSA, ... Read More »