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Thirty years of Santo Nino festival in Mareeba

In St Thomas’s Parish, Mareeba, the thirtieth anniversary of its fiesta in honour of the feast of the Holy Child Jesus, the Senor Santo Nino de Cebu took place on Sunday 18 January 2015.

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Mareeba's many heritages

The Mareeba parish dedicated to St Thomas of Villanova acknowledges and highlights the many and varied cultures of its people by festivals and events on its annual calendar, some of which have been there for the past forty years.

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On the Vine at North Harbour parish

The Catholic Community of North Harbour in the Diocese of Broken Bay has begun a program called The Vine which, more than introduce further activity, highlights spiritual initiatives already is in the parish that can be further utilized.

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Villanova's Strategic Planning

Villanova College seeks to educate young men as they pursue learning within the context of the Catholic faith in a community comprising parents, staff and students past and present, who strive to be "of one mind and heart on the way towards God." (St Augustine)

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Villanova's patron saint

When it came to naming the Augustinian Order’s first educational institution in Australia in 1948, the name Villanova was chosen because St Thomas of Villanova is patron of studies in the Order; as well, it is one of the most common names for Augustinian schools internationally.

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The Goold mural at Villanova

If a picture is worth a thousand words, what would be the worth of a mural that is twenty-four metres long and three metres high at its central point?

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Villanova Strategic Plan 2014-2018

A major initiative of the College Council over the past eighteen months has been strategic planning and renewal. The outcome is the 2014-2018 Strategic Plan that will be launched on 27 August 2014, during Villanova’s celebration of the feast of St Monica, the mother of St Augustine.

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Mary - Mother of Good Counsel

For almost 600 years the Augustinian Order has honoured Mary under the title of Mother of Good Counsel, based on an ancient fresco of that name. An annual feast day is on 26th April.

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Mary - Mother of Consolation

The Blessed Virgin Mary is venerated as Mother of Consolation, because through her, God sent Jesus Christ the Consoler to the world. At least since the seventeenth century, "Our Lady of Consolation" or "Our Lady of the Cincture" is a key title with which the Order honours the Virgin Mary.

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Villanova Chapel 100

The Chapel on what is now the campus of Villanova College in the Brisbane suburb of Coorparoo was one hundred years’ old on 20 August 2016.

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Three new Augustinian priests

The Australasian Province of the Order of St Augustine has celebrated the priestly ordination of another three of its friars.

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SEA: Service, Education, Awareness

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Augustinian International Education Congress

The love of knowledge and truth should invite us to continue learning. The love of others should compel us to teach. (Augustine of Hippo Answers to the Eight Questions of Dulcitius).

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