Brother Augustine Loes was born Robert Anthony Loes in Minneapolis, Minnesota on September 25, 1913. On June 28, 1928 he joined the Pocantico Hills, NY, Juniorate and Novitiate two years later on June 28, 1930. He was named Brother Augustine Benedict and received his religious habit on September 7, 1930. In 1938 he pronounced his perpetual vows in Barrytown, NY. He recieved his B.A. from Catholic University in 1934 and his first Master's, in Classics, from Fordham University in 1946, his dissertation was titled "'The Humanitas' of Aeneas in relation to his character." He then recieved a second Master's in Clinical Psychology from Catholic University in 1955.
His first assignemnt was a teacher at Christian Brothers Academy Albany from 1934-1935. In 1935 he became a teacher for three years at De La Salle Institute, New York, NY. From 1938-1943 he was a teacher at St. Joseph's Normal Institute in Barrytown, NY. He then became the principal there until 1950 when he became the principal at Lincoln Hall. In 1963, he became the director at Lincoln hall until 1963 when he became the Director at De La Salle College in Washington D.C.. In 1966, he became the Provincial of New York Province. In 1972, he then became the executive director of La Salle School in ALbany, NY until 1981. In 1981, he became the Director of De La Salle Hall in Lincroft, NJ until 1987. In North Arlington, NJ he was in residence at Queen of Peace High School from 1987-2003. He went back to Lincroft in 2005 where he retired and remained there until he died peacefully in his sleep at De la Salle Hall in the early morning on May 1, 2013, the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker.