Augustinian Priors General received in audience by Pope Francis

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Vatican City, ROME – The Holy Father received in audience the superiors of the Augustinians, Augustinian Recollects, and Discalced Augustinians to deal with, among other topics, the process of declaring St. Thomas of Villanova as Doctor of the Church.

The three Priors General – of the Orders of St. Augustine (OSA), Augustinian Recollects (OAR), and Discalced Augustinians (OAD) – were received in audience last Thursday, April 4, 2019, by Pope Francis. The superiors transmitted to the Holy Father first of all the unity of the Augustinian Family in prayer for him and his intentions.

The main reason for the audience was to promote the process of declaring St. Thomas of Villanova as Doctor of the Church for his eminent and relevant doctrine. The Priors General explained to the Holy Father the influence of the thought of the Augustinian saint, his doctrine and example of life given to the poor and the needy.

Reverend Fathers Alejandro Moral OSA, Miguel Miró OAR, and Doriano Ceteroni OAD presented the complete works of St. Thomas of Villanova as a gift to Pope Francis.

Pope Francis also wanted to know the work of the different branches of the Augustinian Family throughout the world. They also talked about the challenges of the Church and consecrated life.

Photo credits: © L’Osservatore Romano

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