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Monica has an incredibly unique and special place in the hearts and minds of the Augustinians. In fact, the greater Catholic Church recognizes her as being the Patron Saint of Mothers. Little did Monica ever know that her son, Augustine of Hippo, would eventually become the most quoted and cited saint throughout all of Christendom to this day. Saint Monica is truly a Hero of our Faith.
Every year on August 26, Augustinians around the world honor seven Catholic saints for sacrificing their lives. These men, contemporaries of Saint Augustine himself, all stood up for their faith, all ending up being martyred for doing so. They are truly Heroes of Faith.
At what age should we talk with our children about their vocation? How can we build a culture of vocation in our own homes and schools? Listen to Father Tom McCarthy's interview on Relevant Radio here to find out!
Today, the Augustinians celebrate the Feast of Saint Clare of Montefalco, an Augustinian Hero of Faith who is also known as "Clare of the Cross." Why did she earn the reputation? What is her connection to the Augustinians?
Got big plans for this upcoming Sunday, August 28? Well, the Augustinians - and the greater Catholic Church - will be celebrating the Feast of Saint Augustine that day. And stay tuned because we'll be sending out an email to celebrate his feast day, too! But August 28 will mean so much more for two men specifically: Brothers Stephen Isley, O.S.A.; and Joe Ruiz, O.S.A. Why? This is the day that both men will profess their solemn vows as Augustinians!
This past year, 11 novices had prepared for one year to profess their vows as Augustinians. While many professed these vows a few weeks ago, one young man - Atsushi Kuwahara - waited to profess his religious vows in his homeland of Japan ...
On July 31, 2016, the Augustinians welcomed ten new friars into the Order (one more joins this August in his home of Japan). This was a significant milestone in their discernment and religious formation. This step - their profession of simple vows - is step 5 in our 9 steps of the Augustinian Formation Process. We are overjoyed that these men have decided to take this next step in their spiritual journey. Please enjoy the photo gallery below of their profession ceremony!
On Friday, July 29, 2016, our Vocations Director Father Tom McCarthy, O.S.A., was interviewed on Relevant Radio. He discussed his work on parish retreats and missions, his "Culture of Vocation," and the professions of 11 men joining the Augustinian Order. This audio and transcript used with permission from the Morning Air Program of Relevant Radio.
This August, our blog is focusing on the lives of six significant Augustinian Heroes of Faith. Our first commemorates a young man that made such an impact on our Order that the Pope beatified him! He was only 17 years old!
The month of August is a special time for Augustinians and for the people we serve. On the 27th of August, the Church celebrates the feast of St. Monica, the mother of St. Augustine. And on the 28th, the Augustinian family, in unity with the whole Church, celebrates the solemnity of our holy father Saint Augustine. Let's take the opportunity this month to explore some Augustinian Heroes of our Faith!