Pellegrinaggio Agostiniano in Italia
The Pellegrinaggio Agostiniano in Italia (Augustinian Pilgrimage in Italy) is a prayerful journey designed to help participants deepen their understanding of Villanova University's Catholic identity and Augustinian heritage.
The structure of this collaborative effort provides pilgrims with opportunities to experience the three primary values that constitute the overarching mission of any Augustinian institution:
Veritas - engaging in a restless search for truth and meaning
Unitas - striving to be one in mind and heart on the way to God
Caritas - building up the City of God through love of neighbor
The pilgrimage takes place in the context of an academic course and is required of those enrolled. The program is coordinated by Dr. Barbara Wall, Vice President for Mission & Ministry. Preparation meetings are required and participants are responsible for all expenses.
Inquiries regarding participation can be directed to Dr. Wall at any time.
Resources for Preparation
Themes for Reflection (Slide Presentation)
The Life of Augustine
The Life of Saint Augustine by Possidius - Part 1
The Life of Saint Augustine by Possidius - Part 2
The Life of Saint Augustine by Possidius - Part 3
Readings on Conversion and Baptism
The Confessions, Book VIII
The Confessions, Book IX (Part 1)
The Rule of Augustine
Community and the Influence of Monica
The Inspiration of the Rule of Augustine (pg. 83-92)
The Confessions, Book IX (Part 2)