Encounter of Officers of Augustinian Centers of Higher Education.
The major officers of seven Augustinian Centers of Higher Education (Colleges and Universities) were invited to a meeting at Villanova University on November 24, 2015. This meeting was an initiative of the International Commission on Augustinian Centers of Education. It was the first time these officers were invited to a collaborative meeting to meet each other and to explore new ways of cooperation, sharing of resources, and planning in the field of Augustinian Higher Education. This was the first of future encounters which will focus on various themes involving our Augustinian heritage and identity in Catholic Higher Education. The following schools were present for the meeting: Villanova University (host), Merrimack College, University of San Agustin, Real Centro Universitario Escorial Maria Cristina, Fundación Universitaria Cervantina San Agustin, Centro de Estudios Agustiniano Fray Andres de Urdaneta, Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum.
Meeting of International Commission on Augustinian Centers of Education.
On November 30 and December 1, 2015, the International Commission on Augustinian Centers of Education met at Villanova University in Pennsylvania, USA. Details are being finalized for an international encounter in the United States in July of 2017. Other items of discussion included attention to the poor in Augustinian Pedagogy and how this can be incorporated into our centers of education; the Vatican Congress: Educating: Today and Tomorrow; the Jubilee Year of Mercy; the meeting of University/College Officers; and the cooperative effort with Villanova University in creating a new website dedicated to Augustinian Education on all levels. The next meeting of the comission is scheduled for October 2016 in Bogotá, Colombia.