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The Path to Ordination of Fr. Jeff and Fr. Joe - Augustinian Vocations
On Saturday, December 18th, the Augustinians were delighted to celebrate the ordination of two priests to the Midwest Province of our Mother of Good Counsel. Fr. Jeff Raths, O.S.A., from Flint, MI and Fr. Joe Roccasalva, O.S.A., from Chicago, IL, were ordained by Augustinian Bishop Daniel Turley at St. Jude Parish in New Lenox, IL.
Three Men Profess Lifelong Vows to the Augustinians, 2021
On Saturday May 8th the Augustinians welcomed three new solemnly professed Augustinians: Fr. Ray Flores, O.S.A.; Br. Jeff Raths, O.S.A.; and Br. Joe Roccasalva, O.S.A. In a celebration held at St. Rita of Cascia Parish in Chicago, the three made their lifelong commitment to the Order before Very Rev. Anthony B. Pizzo, Prior Provincial of the Midwest Augustinian Province.
"Why Not Me?" - The Ordination of Fr. Samuel Joutras, Augustinian Priest
The Midwest Province of the Augustinian Order celebrated the ordination of Chicago-native Fr. Samuel Joutras, O.S.A. at the St. Rita of Cascia Shrine Chapel on June 12, 2021. Presided by Bishop Daniel Turley, O.S.A., the liturgy also included the ordination into the transitional diaconate of Br. Jeff Raths, O.S.A. and Br. Joe Roccasalva, O.S.A., both of whom anticipate entering the priesthood this winter. For more information about the Augustinian Order and discerning your vocation visit beafriar.org
Three Augustinian Priests Ordained at Villanova
beafriar.org The Augustinians were blessed to celebrate of the ordination to the priesthood of three of our friars - Fr. Bill Gabriel, Fr. Jeremy Hiers and Fr. Elizandro Contreras - on Saturday, June 26, 2021. In this brief video, we look back at the joyous day and hear interviews with these three extraordinary men as they share their faith journeys and how it led them to the Order of St. Augustine.
Br. Bill and Br. Jeremy Profess Lifelong Vows as Augustinians
Br. Bill Gabriel, O.S.A., and Br. Jeremy Hiers, O.S.A., solemnly committed their lives to God as Augustinian Friars through the vows of poverty, chastity and obedience at St. Thomas of Villanova Church in Villanova, PA on November 14, 2020. The celebrant was Fr. Michael Di Gregorio, O.S.A., Prior Provincial. The pair now anticipate their Ordination to the Priesthood, together with Br. Elizandro Contreras, O.S.A., on June 26th 2021. https://beafriar.org/
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