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Setting our Future: Augustinian Identity and Mission

Setting the strategic direction for Villanova College now and into the future 2021-2023

Augustinian spirituality


Church as field hospital

Field Hospital Church

intention and elaborations

Aspirational Intention: To develop young men who are grounded in Augustinian values, who can articulate and live out those values in service of others


Strategic Focus Elaboration | Service Learning Program: Gospel in Action 

Pope Francis' focus on the "field hospital church" recognises the importance of students experiencing faith in action. There will be systematic links between the Catholic Social teachings and opportunities for direct action and encounter. "Let our actions reflect our understanding of the Gospel."


Strategic Focus Elaboration | Forming young men who make a difference - An Augustinian Graduate

The document, An Augustinian Graduate, will be used to inform and guide our curricular and co-curricular offerings so that we are intentionally forming young men of character.


Strategic Focus Elaboration | Staff Formation: Promoting a variety of pathways for staff

Provide an increased range of opportunities for each staff member to learn about and live out Catholic values through our Augustinian charism. Connect with the Augustinian values that underpin such initiatives as Relational Pedagogy and the use of Restorative Practices. Through engaging all staff in Relational Pedagogy and Restorative practices, each staff member will be supported and challenged to become excellent educators.