Memorial brick in the St. Thomas of Villanova Garden.

Please join the Augustinian legacy by memorializing a stone in the walkway in the St. Thomas of Villanova Garden.

In every life’s journey there is a moment – a moment when we stand at the crossroads between past and future.  Celebrate those individuals who helped shaped your life, whether it was a friar, loving parents, siblings, or friends.  Now that moment and those memories can become a part of the collective Augustinian legacy and benefit the care of sick and elderly friars at the same time. 

As you approach St. Thomas of Villanova Monastery, on the campus of Villanova University, you arrive in the Prayer Garden of St. Thomas of Villanova, Father of the Poor. The centerpiece of this peaceful and beautiful space is a statue of St. Thomas. The statue was created by Anthony Visco, a world famous and award-winning sculptor.

Surrounding the statue are walkways, a garden, and benches to sit and reflect.  Each step of the walkway is an opportunity for you to show your support for the Augustinians’ long and faithful service to God’s people. Dedicate a brick to a member of your family or to an Augustinian, maybe the priest who baptized you, married you or buried a loved one, or perhaps taught you at Bonner, Malvern, St. Augustine’s, Villanova or Merrimack. Share this sacred space with the Augustinians today…. and always.

Bricks are available in two sizes: four inches by eight inches, and six inches by 12 inches. The smaller brick can accommodate three lines of text with up to 18 characters each, and the larger brick can accommodate four lines of text with up to 22 characters each.

If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Reisert, Associate Director of Engagement & Communications at (610) 527-3330, ext. 221.

Friar walking with three college students through a college campus

The Legacy of

St. Augustine in the Catholic Church

Augustine was a thoughtful, empathetic, and loving servant of God. He valued community, welcomed others, and treated them the way they deserved to be treated. Augustine also laid the foundation for the Order of St. Augustine. The Order continues to explore ways to care for those in great need both in our Province work throughout Massachusetts, New Jersey, and surrounding states and in our greater missions throughout the world.

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