The Augustinian Historical Institute of Villanova University serves as a resource center for the study of the history of the Augustinian Order. Besides maintaining an extensive collection of materials on the history of the Order, we publish scholarly books and articles on these topics along with some studies of St. Augustine.
The Institute is sponsored by Villanova University as a division of The Augustinian Institute. The Historical Institute also maintains connections with the International Institutum Historicum of the Order and various similar institutes within the Order.
We respond to questions on the Augustinian Order by supplying information or documentation. Please submit your questions by email.
Through the inspiration and labors of Arthur J. Ennis, O.S.A., the Institute was established at Villanova University in 1971 with a large part of the collection of the former Augustinian Historical Institute established earlier by Francis Roth, O.S.A. at Riverdale, N.Y. The Institute was officially opened on April 6, 1973.
The Directors of the Historical Institute have been:
- Arthur J. Ennis, O.S.A. (1971-1977)
- Joseph C. Schnaubelt, O.S.A. (1977-1995)
- Karl A. Gersbach (1995-present)
A Division of The Augustinian Institute at Villanova University