Fr. Allan Fitzgerald O.S.A.

June 3, 2024

Fr. Allan Fitzgerald O.S.A. was born in Washington, DC and educated by the Augustinians at Archbishop Carroll High School, he entered the Order of Saint Augustine after his first year at Villanova University (1960). He studied in Rome (1964-1968) and Paris (1968-1972), writing a doctoral thesis on penance in the 4th and 5th centuries in the Italian church.

Fr. Fitzgerald taught in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies from 1972-1997, and became the editor of Augustinian Studies in 1990, the only English language journal devoted entirely to Augustine’s thought and influence. He edited an encyclopedia of Saint Augustine (Augustine Through the Ages: An Encyclopedia), published in 1999. He also taught at the Augustinian Patristic Institute in Rome (1997-2009) and returned to Villanova as the director of the Augustinian Institute, a position that became a full-time position in 2011. He resigned from that position in 2019 but continues as Director of Special Events for the Augustinian Institute.


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