Spotlight on Local History

The Italian Augustinian Mission in South Philadelphia

AugustinianIn this talk, Father Di Gregorio will speak on the history of the Augustinian mission to the Italian community in South Philadelphia, which dates back to 1897.  The talk will expand on an article he wrote for Analecta Augustiniana titled “The Mission of the Italian Augustinians in the United States, The First Thirty-Five Years: Laying the Foundation.” The image on the left depicts Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, South Philadelphia.

About the Speaker

DiGrigorioFr. Michael Di Gregorio, OSAis Provincial for the Augustinians of the Province of St. Thomas of Villanova. Earlier, he worked at the General Curia of the Order in Rome from 2007 to 2013 and had previously served in parishes in Philadelphia, New York, and Massachusetts, including a stint as director of the National Shrine of St. Rita of Cascia in South Philadelphia and pastor of the parish.

Event Details

FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, with a light reception to follow.

Sunday, May 6, 2018
1:30 p.m. House opens | 2:00 p.m. Talk | 3:00 p.m. Light reception

The Society’s House
263 South Fourth Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

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