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As stated in the Constitution of the Augustinian Order, friars should answer “the Church’s call to keep alive the spiritual and doctrinal legacy of Saint Augustine.”
When in college, and discerning his vocation, Br. Joe Roccasalva received from his father a business card of the Augustinian Vocations Director along with a suggestion to call him. “I held onto that card for two years before I finally called that number,” recalled Br. Joe.
John Futoshi Matsuo, O.S.A., of the Vicariate of the Augustinian Martyrs of Japan was ordained to the priesthood on April 22, 2017 by Joseph Mitsuaki Takami, Archbishop of Nagasaki.
In this video, you are offered a valuable glimpse into the life of one Augustinian: Brother Barnaby Johns, OSA. Please watch as Br. Barnaby tells you about his life at St. Augustine High School, in San Diego.
The story of a soul's journey to God is what we celebrate today in the feast of the Conversion of Saint Augustine. Or, perhaps, we might also say, the story of God's tireless pursuit of his beloved and the attentiveness and openness of that soul at last to God's love.
While other students spend only minutes in the dining hall to eat a quick meal, Augustinians value the community built by conversing with their brothers at the dinner table.
What led a young man, just out of college, to make the leap to join a religious community that had not witnessed the solemn profession of a younger vocation in over a generation? Why the Augustinians of all Orders?
On January 7, 2017, the Feast of the Holy Epiphany, the Most Reverend Daniel Turley traveled from sunny Peru to freezing Chicago to ordain Deacon Stephen Isley, O.S.A., and Deacon Aldo Potencio, O.S.A.
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