The Augustinians are religious priests and brothers following in the footsteps of Christ and Saint Augustine since 1244. We are "Active Contemplatives." We are Men of Heart. We serve God and His people in diverse ministries as pastors, educators, and missionaries.
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Did you know that the Augustinians have the largest rosary in the world? Learn more about Rosary Path and the blessing of the rosary's Great Crucifix in this blog post, written by Brother Paul Koscielniak, O.S.A.
As I look at the books of my little library, I thought that you, our friends, who are part of our ministry, might find some of them helpful as they have been to me in following Christ. These are some of my favorite books on prayer, Mary, and more.
Brothers Joe Murray, O.S.A.; and Bienvenido Rodriguez, O.S.A., professed their solemn vows in the Augustinian Order. But what awaits them now? What does solemn vows even mean? Learn more here.
Augustinian Spirituality permeates in all the ministries where we serve. Some of our men in initial stages of Augustinian formation may take classes at Villanova University, an Augustinian University in Pennsylvania. This article, published in the Villanova Magazine, illustrates just one example of how our Augustinian values are embedded in our ministerial lives.
Fr. McCloskey wrote this article for the Catholic Digest a few years ago. How do the Augustinians pray? What is unique about Augustinian prayer? Why do the Augustinians pray that way? Read his perspective here.
Deepen your Augustinian spirituality through fun activities with young adults from all parts of the world. Make new international Augustinian friends. The Augustinians invite you to explore Krakow, Auschwitz, Wielczka Salta Mine, Vienna, Prague, Svata Hora, and Gregor Mendel's Abbey at part of the 12th International Augustinian Youth Encounter from July 12-26, 2016.
In many of Augustine's sermons, he will say that we are all necessary for each other's salvation - that we're really all called to bring out the best in each other. That's in every aspect of life: religious life, marriage, friendship, single life. It's all about being followers of Jesus. It's not about going at it alone. But going at it together, in various ways, but meeting each other along the way and bringing out the best and bringing each other closer to Christ.
Not too long ago, Brother Richie Mercado, O.S.A., made a lifelong commitment: his solemn (perpetual) vows to the Augustinian Order. He is still months away from his ordination to the priesthood, but this profession solidifies his commitment to the Augustinian Order. He offered this speech before his profession, at the Augustinians' Celebration of Consecrated Life in Chicago.
Brother Richie recently made a huge commitment. A life-changing commitment: he professed his solemn vows in the Augustinian Order. Its one of the final steps before he can become an ordained Augustinian priest. Read more about what this commitment means to Brother Richie here.
In this Year of Consecrated Life, Brother Jack Hibbard, O.S.A., reflects on his past 31 years of ministry in the Augustinian Brotherhood. He offered the reflection below on the Feasts of St. Augustine and St. Monica Celebration (August 27, 2015) at Holy Name Cathedral in Chicago.