Hermits Contingent Visits The Windy City For SAVI 2017

Hermits Contingent Visits The Windy City For SAVI 2017

Six St. Augustine Prep students including Justin Crawford, Dane Crilly, Robert Houck, Tim Merighi, Colby Rumpf and Nick Venuto represented the school at this year’s Student Augustinian Values Institute (SAVI). The students were accompanied by proud faculty members Mrs. Marylou Newnam, Mr. Joe Zagarella and Fr. Patrick McStravog, O.S.A.

This year’s installment of SAVI was hosted by St. Rita of Cascia High School in Chicago IL. The Student Augustinian Values Institute or SAVI began in 2010 with the goal of helping students understand the connections between Augustinian Education and the defining Augustinian Charisms of Veritas, (Truth) Unitas, (Unity) and Caritas (Love) the foundation of Augustinian Common Life and Ministry. In addition, SAVI facilitates the ability of students to see, explore, and recognize these core values as they are expressed in our sister schools, both academically and spiritually.

The unity and brotherhood traditionally experienced during SAVI help to foster an experience of common identity and purpose among the students from nine participating Augustinian High Schools from across the United States and Canada.

Upon their return to their school communities, each group is tasked with promoting those Core Values of Augustinian identity within their respective schools through various creative measures.

This annual event is sponsored and funded by the 3 American Provinces of the Order of St. Augustine, the Eastern province (St. Thomas of Villanova) the Midwest province (Our Mother of Good Counsel) and the California Province (St. Augustine).  Hermits participating in next year’s event will not have to travel far as SAVI 2018 is set to take place at St. Augustine Prep!

The Augustinian Schools in Attendance:

  • Austin Prep – Reading, MA
  • Austin Academy – Michigan
  • Cascia Hall – Tulsa, OK
  • Malvern Prep – Malvern, PA
  • Providence Catholic – New Lenox, IL
  • St. Augustine Prep – Richland, NJ
  • St. Augustine – San Diego, CA
  • St. Rita of Cascia – Chicago, IL
  • Villanova Prep – Ojai, CA
  • Villanova College – King City, Ontario