October 4, 2018

The Augustinian Province of Saint Thomas of Villanova expresses its deepest gratitude to our table sponsors, benefactors and event sponsors for your generosity and support of the Augustinian way of life and those whom we serve. Be assured of the friars continued prayers for you and those you love.

 

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2018 Saint Augustine Medal Recipient

The Most Reverend Louis A. DeSimone, D.D., Retired Auxiliary Bishop of Philadelphia, and an Affiliate of the Order of Saint Augustine, has been a close friend of the Augustinians for many decades. His late brother, Father Russell DeSimone, O.S.A. was a member of the Province of Saint Thomas of Villanova until his death last year. As someone who lives each day of his life in a truly Augustinian spirit of humility and service, Bishop DeSimone is an ideal recipient of this recognition.

Bishop DeSimone graduated from Villanova University before entering the Army during World War II. Later, he completed studies at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary and was ordained to the priesthood on May 10, 1952. He was appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Philadelphia while pastor of Saint Monica Parish, Philadelphia, and was named Vicar General of the Archdiocese and later chairman of the Catholic Charities Appeal. He retired in 1997 after a lifetime of service to the Church, and currently resides at St. John Vianney Parish, Gladwyne. He continues to visit the Villanova Monastery weekly to join the friars in the celebration of Mass and to maintain longstanding friendships.

 

Saint Augustine Medal Dinner Committee

Honorary CO-CHAIRS

  • Most Reverend Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap., Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia

  • Most Reverend Robert P. Maginnis, D.D., Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia

  • Monsignor Donald E. Leighton, Pastor, Saint John Baptist Vianney Parish

Co-Chairs

  • Father John E. Deegan, O.S.A.

  • John and Joan Mullen

  • Jim Murray

Committee

  • Rev. Joseph Kelley

  • Father James J. McCartney, O.S.A.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Eustace W. Mita

  • Dr. Rosalie M. and Mr. Anthony Mirenda

  • Mr. and Mrs. Patrick J. O’Connor

  • Father Donald A. Reilly, O.S.A.

  • Mr. John F. Scarpa

  • Mr. Robert Sims

  • Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Sousa, III

  • Mr. and Mrs. Alex Zozaya

  • Mr. and Mrs. Jay Agnes

  • Mrs. Patricia R. Cooney

  • Mr. and Mrs. James Delaney

  • Joseph V. and Anne M. Del Raso

  • Mr. Daniel M. and Dr. Monica DiLella

  • Mrs. Martie Gillin

  • Mr. and Mrs. Michael P. Haney

  • Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Harvey, Sr.

  • Mr. Daniel J. Hilferty

  • Mr. and Mrs. Gary M. Holloway, Sr.

 

A Special Thank you

SAINT AUGUSTINE SPONSOR

Most Reverend Louis A. DeSimone, D.D.
Mr. and Mrs. John Mullen
Brown Brothers Harriman & Company

SAINT THOMAS OF VILLANOVA SPONSOR

A Friend
Mr. and Mrs. Gary M. Holloway, Sr.
Mr. and Mrs. Alex Zozaya

OUR MOTHER OF GOOD COUNSEL SPONSOR

Mrs. Patricia R. Cooney
Mr. and Mrs. James D. Delaney
Mr. and Mrs. Basil A. DiSipio
Mr. and Mrs. Vahan H. Gureghian
Mr. and Mrs. Michael P. Haney
Mr. and Mrs. Philip Harvey, Sr.
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph W. Hopkins
Mr. and Mrs. Eustace W. Mita
Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey M. Mullen
Mr. and Mrs. Matthew J. Mullen
Mr. and Mrs. Timothy A. Mullen
Mr. and Mrs. Patrick J. O’Connor
Pepper Hamilton LLP
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph V. Del Raso
Saint John Vianney Parish
Robert Sims and Family
Villanova University

SAINT MONICA BENEFACTOR

The Bryn Mawr Trust Company
Catholic Housing & Community Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia
Teresa S. Coffey
Mr. Ralph DiGiovanni
Merrimack College
Neumann University
Saldutti Law Group
Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Saldutti
Saint Thomas of Villanova Parish

SAINT RITA OF CASCIA BENEFACTOR

Mr. and Mrs. Jay Devine
Holy Saviour Parish
Dr. Rosalie and Mr. Anthony M. Mirenda
Mr. and Mrs. John F. Scarpa
Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Termini, Sr.
Saint Andrew of the Apostle Parish

SAINT Nicholas of Tolentine BENEFACTOR

Mr. and Mrs. Jay Agnes
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Falzone, Jr.
Ms. Mary Ellen Maggitti and Family
Dr. and Mrs. Daniel H. Polett
The Topper Foundation

Book Sponsors

Malvern Preparatory School
Saint Augustine Preparatory School


 

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The Augustinian Province of Saint Thomas of Villanova presented its inaugural Saint Augustine Medal to Patty and Jay Wright, an honor bestowed upon an individual or a couple who exemplify the spirit and teachings of Saint Augustine, a deep commitment to the Order of Saint Augustine and the Augustinian values of Truth, Unity and Charity. The recipients exhibit a strong desire to live life in the path of Saint Augustine in their personal, professional and spiritual loves and demonstrate a commitment of service and generosity to the Province.