Dear Seminary Community,

With sadness I write to inform you of the death of Father Augustine Esposito, OSA.  Father Gus passed on Saturday, January 9 at Bryn Mawr Hospital.  His three sisters were with him praying as he died.

The death of Father Esposito is a great loss for our entire Seminary community.  He was a wonderful priest, and a great gift to Saint Charles in so many ways, and will be greatly missed by so many.  We need to support and comfort one another at this time, and to accompany our beloved Father Gus with our prayers.  Gus loved Saint Charles very much, and especially all our seminarians.  We all have an intercessor in him now.

Click here to read Father Augustine Esposito's obituary from the Delaware County Daily Times

A private funeral Mass will be celebrated by Most Reverend Nelson Perez, Archbishop of Philadelphia, at St. Martin of Tours Chapel, St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, Wynnewood, for immediate family and clergy only on Friday night, January 15, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.  ** due to limited seating, priests considering concelebrating at the private funeral liturgy on Friday night are asked to contact Rita at the seminary  at  

This Mass will be livestreamed at:

and on Facebook at

A private funeral Mass will be celebrated by Rev. Michael Di Gregorio, O.S.A., Augustinian Prior Provincial, at St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 800 E Lancaster Ave, Villanova, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, January 16, following a viewing that will begin at 9 a.m. 

* due to the number of Augustinians and family members attending, viewing the Funeral Mass by live stream is encouraged. The link to live stream will be available Saturday morning at 

Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Conshohocken.

Please keep Fr Esposito and his family in your prayers.

Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him.
May his soul and the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

In Christ Jesus,

Bishop Senior