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Campus Ministry records


Held at: Villanova University Archives [Contact Us]Falvey Library, 800 E Lancaster Ave, Villanova, PA

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Villanova University Archives. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

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Villanova University traces its origins to old Saint Augustine's Church in Philadelphia, which the Augustinians founded in 1796, and to its parish school, Saint Augustine's Academy, established in 1811. Villanova University has been sponsored by the Augustinian Order since its founding in 1842. Reflecting traditions of Roman Catholic and Augustinian spirituality, Villanova's Campus Ministry engages in every aspect of University life through prayer, liturgy, community service, and pastoral care.

This is a small collection of records of the Campus Ministry. The collection includes letters and announcements sent by the Campus Ministry to students; summaries of the religious affiliation of students (1947-1952); mass and novena cards; posters and flyers; printed prayers; hymn, and remembrance cards; copies of the illustrated weekly bulletin the Mirror (1926-1931); copies of the weekly bulletin 'Neath the Spires (1939-1941); printed letters to Villanova Students from Father Edward V. Stanford (1931); and retreat brochures. The collection also includes a volume of notes on religious life at Villanova between 1926 and 1943. This volume lists officiants at services and describes student attendance at mass and confession.

Villanova University Archives
Finding Aid Author
Rev. Dennis J. Gallagher, OSA, Beaudry Allen, Gerald Dierkes
Finding Aid Date
April 2021
Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

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Collection Inventory

Religious Records of Villanova College, 1926-1943.
Box 1 Folder 1

Announcements, 1948-1957.
Box 1 Folder 2
Campus Ministry, 1983-1990.
Box 1 Folder 3
01-04. Religious affiliation, Students, 1947-1952.
Box 1 Folder 4

Adoration sign-up, undated.
Box 1 Folder 5
Annual Retreat leaflet, 1953-1957.
Box 1 Folder 6
Attendance cards, 1949, 1952.
Box 1 Folder 7
"The Best Thing Villanova Can Offer You" , 1928.
Box 1 Folder 8
Chaplain's Bulletin, Retreat Issue, vol. 1, no. 6 , 1952.
Box 1 Folder 9
De Profundis Bell, 1951.
Box 1 Folder 10
Hymn card, undated.
Box 1 Folder 11
Letters to Villanova Students, 1931.
Box 1 Folder 12
Mass cards, undated.
Box 1 Folder 13
The Mirror , circa 1920s.
Box 1 Folder 14

A weekly bulletin from the Chaplain's office. Al Panepinto was the Chaplain at the time.

Mother's Day, undated.
Box 1 Folder 15
Neath the Spires, 1939-1941.
Box 2 Folder 1
Novena card, undated.
Box 2 Folder 2
Posters, 1949-1951.
Box 2 Folder 3
Prayers for Evening Chapel, Rev. Edward V. Stanford, O.S.A., Chaplain, 1931, 1942.
Box 2 Folder 4
Evening Prayers, revised, 1942 .
Box 2 Folder 5
All Souls Remembrance, 1947.
Box 2 Folder 6
Religious Bulletin, vol. 1, no. 1-7, 1951-1952.
Box 2 Folder 7
Remembrance cards, 1945, 1949, 1964, 1967.
Box 2 Folder 8
Report of the Chaplain Rev. Edward V. Stanford, O.S.A., 1926-1931.
Box 2 Folder 9
Retreat brochures, 1905-1963.
Box 2 Folder 10
Service at Altar, 1927.
Box 2 Folder 11
Spiritual Searchlights , 1926-1931.
Box 2 Folder 12

Christmas Carols, 1951.
Box 2 Folder 13
Feast of St. Dominic, 1971.
Box 2 Folder 14
Campus Ministry, 1980-2005.
Box 2 Folder 15

Constitution of Villanova College Sanctuary Society, 1949.
Box 2 Folder 16

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