Fund Priorities

The Augustinian Fund strengthens the mission of the Province of Saint Thomas of Villanova. Generous benefactors sustain the Augustinian way of life through support for the care of elderly and infirm friars and the education and training of future Augustinians. The Fund also provides support for Augustinian ministries that serve the poor and marginalized in foreign missions in Japan and Peru, the Augustinian Volunteer program and the Province's Justice and Peace Initiatives. 


Sustains the Augustinian Way of Life


 

Brother Michael Riggs, O.S.A.
Theologian

 

VOCATION AND FORMATION

“These past two years of Augustinian formation have been a very transformative experience for me. I answered my call to be an Augustinian knowing that I would learn a lot about myself. What I received was beyond my expectations, leaving me often feeling overwhelmed with what God was leading me towards.” 


 

CARE OF THE ELDERLY & INFIRM FRIARS 

Your generosity allows retired friars to enjoy life in community as well as compassionate and quality health care provided by Alenka Hocevar and her nursing staff in Saint Thomas of Villanova Monastery.

 
 

Supports Ministries for the Marginalized


Jennifer Brady served as an Augustinian Volunteer serving in the community of Chulucanas, Peru.

 

AUGUSTINIAN VOLUNTEERS

“The call to delight is not always easy, but I have learned so much from the interactions I have had and the friendships I’ve developed over my 6 months in Peru. My Spanish skills have significantly improved, but more importantly, my time here has taught me to choose joy in everyday interactions, even with something as small as a smile.” 


AUGUSTINIAN MISSIONS

These Peruvian children live in the mountain village of Pacaipampa where the Augustinians have a parish. Because they live so far away, students stay with local families during the week while they attend the regional public school. Your support makes it possible for students to receive a daily hot lunch through our Augustinian parish. Through the Augustinian Foreign Missions friars nurture the soul, feed the body and strengthen people’s abilities to care for themselves. 

 
 

 

A Villanova Nursing student participates in A.D.R.O.P.’s Unity Health Clinic

 

JUSTICE AND PEACE: AUGUSTINIAN DEFENDERS OF THE RIGHTS OF THE POOR (A.D.R.O.P.)

 A.D.R.O.P. is the praxis arm of the Province’s Office of Justice and Peace and impacts the lives of the under-insured by providing health care at its Unity Health Clinic in South Philadelphia in collaboration with Villanova University’s College of Nursing, Jefferson Methodist Hospital and the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania