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The Midwest Augustinians

The Augustinians of the Midwest are members of the Order of Saint Augustine, an international Catholic religious community which was juridically founded in 1244.

To learn more about the Order of St. Augustine and the Midwest Augustinians click here.


Augustinians are, first and foremost, a community. Saint Augustine believed that God could be best discovered in the company of friends, and that is how we have chosen to serve God.

The Augustinian community at Marylake is very closely tied to the Villanova community. Faculty and staff celebrate our monthly mass at the Our Lady of Grace Shrine at Marylake. You can often find our students volunteering their time to help the Augustinians maintain the property. Many of the Augustinians visit the school often to meet with students, visit classes, say Mass or help out with the Sacrament of Reconciliation.