Press Release – Augustinian on Campus to be Ordained

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Michael DolanDirector of CommunicationsAugustinian Friars, Province of Saint Thomas of VillanovaP.O. Box 340Villanova, PA 19085-0340

Phone: 610-527-3330 ext. 248Fax: 610-520-0618E-mail: [email protected]:

Augustinian from Province of Saint Thomas of Villanova to be Ordained to the Priesthood


Villanova, PA – The Province of Saint Thomas of Villanova announces the ordination to the priesthood of Robert P. Hagan, O.S.A. Brother Rob will be ordained at 10:00 A.M. on September 13, 2003, at Saint Thomas of Villanova Church on the campus of Villanova University, Villanova, PA. The Very Reverend Joseph F. Martino, Auxiliary Bishop of Philadelphia and newly appointed Bishop of the Diocese of Scranton, will preside over the ordination. Brother Rob was born in 1965 in Westwood, NJ, graduated from Villanova University in 1987 and graduated from Widener University School of Law in 1990. He made his first profession to the Augustinian Order on August 14, 1999 and his solemn profession to the Order in January of this year. Brother Rob recently completed graduate studies in Divinity at Augustinian College in Washington, DC., and in August joined the staff at Villanova University as Assistant Director of Athletics for Compliance. Says Donald F. Reilly, O.S.A., Prior Provincial of the Province of Saint Thomas of Villanova: “I speak for all our friars when I say we are excited to see Rob embark on his ministry in the priesthood. He’s an immensely talented man and his calling to the priesthood, and to the Augustinians, energizes and invigorates us all.”#Editor’s note: To obtain a digital image of Robert Hagan, O.S.A., for this story, please e-mail [email protected] or call 610-527-3330 ext. 248.

#The Augustinians of the Province of Saint Thomas of Villanova are Roman Catholic priests and brothers following the Rule of Saint Augustine. They serve in a variety of ministries along the East Coast, including work in parishes and schools, and have missions in Peru, South Africa, and Japan.

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