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New Video: Dan & Elizandro Make Lifelong Vows

“To really listen to the deeper Call requires patience, prayer, and dialogue with others."

— Br. Dan Madden, O.S.A.

We are delighted to share with you this newly finished video highlighting the Solemn Professions of two incredible new friars. Hear how each man experienced his Call to follow in the footsteps of Christ and Saint Augustine.

Br. Dan Madden, OSA and Br. Elizandro Contreras, OSA made their perpetual profession of vows to Prior Provincial Fr. Michael DiGregorio, OSA on December 21, 2019. The ceremony was held at St. Thomas of Villanova Church, on the Villanova University campus, and welcomed the families of both men, who were also made affiliates to the Order.

Br. Dan, age 30, attended Villanova University as an undergraduate, where he first encountered the Augustinian Friars. Br. Elizandro, age 40, first met the Augustinians as a child in the Dominican Republic, where one of his best friends also joined the Order.


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