a step forward
This website has a new name and a new look.
After twelve years the previous blue website has been decommissioned because technological advances exceeded its capabilities to adapt any further.
This new site can be read on ipads and smart phones, and reshapes itself to their dimensions and their vertical and horizontal formats.
All my desire is before You, Lord, and not all before human beings. Let your desire be always before God. And your Father Who sees all in secret will repay you. For your constant desire is your prayer; if your desire is constant, so is your prayer constant.
Cling to God with love so that your life may grow. Hold fast to the faithful, certain, great and everlasting promises of God, and to the unshakeable and ineffable gift of His forebearance.
Let me seek You, O Lord, calling upon you. And let me call upon you, believing in You, for you have been preached to us. My faith calls upon you – a faith that you inspired in me through by the coming of your Son through the ministry of Your preacher.
Have we sinned? Let us correct ourselves! The way has not yet ended; the day is not over. For human and tolerable sins God has established in the Church a time of mercy for distributing daily medicine. It occurs when we pray, “Forgive is our trespasses.”
We were sick and could not move. And so the heavenly Physician came to the patient; the way was prepared for the wanderer. Let us be saved by Him; let us walk with Him.
He Who has given us the gift of being also gives us the gift of being good. He gives it to those who have turned back to Him. He even sought them out before they were converted and when they were far from His ways.
Although the lost sheep could lose itself while wandering, it could not find itself. If would not have been found if the mercy of the shepherd had not sought it out. Similarly, the prodigal son was also sought out and raised by the One Who gives life to everyone.
Just imagine the incredible kindness and mercy of Christ. He was the only Son, but he did not want to remain alone. So that humans might be born of God, God was born of humans. He is through Whom we are born, and through Whom we are to be re-created.
We are your little flock, Lord; we belong to You. Spread your wings that we make take refuge under them. Be our glory, and let us be loved for Your sake, and let your Word be revered in Your midst.
Video: Come and See
Welcome to the completely redesigned website of the Australian Province of the Augustinians! It replaces the previous site "www.augustinians.org.au"
We are a group of men working for Christ in a variety of ways. As members of a Religious Order we have been in Australia since 1838. James Alypius Goold OSA, later Archbishop of Melbourne, began a path that took the Order into Victoria, Queensland and later into New South Wales.
Former osa prior general consecrated a bishop
On 3 November 2014 the Vatican announced that Pope Francis named the Most Reverend Robert F. Prevost OSA, to be the fourth Bishop of Chiclayo, Peru. Bishop-elect Prevost was then ordained a bishop in his diocese at Chiclayo, Peru, on 12 December 2014, the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe.
An active year for the Friends of St Augustine
The year 2014 saw a variety of spiritual formative activities in eastern Australia by the Friends of St Augustine, an Augustinian organisation that has now existed for more than fourteen years. Its groups function in Augustinian parishes in Melbourne, Sydney (Manly Vale and St Clair), Brisbane and Mareeba, as well as in northern Victoria.
A busy end to the school year
Schools are busy places throughout the academic year but in the closing weeks of the final Term have a heightened level of activity all their own. This was certainly true during November and early December in Australia’s two Augustinian-owned schools.
Augustinian Asia-Pacific convention 2014
The twelfth triennial Augustinian Asia-Pacific Convention took place in Indonesia for four days in late October 2014. In attendance were delegates from nine different congregations and jurisdictions within the broader Augustinian family in the Asia-Pacific.
Care of the individual at st augustine’s college
This material was written by Mr Matthew Hutchison, Head of School, and published in the November 2014 issue of Communitas magazine of St Augustine’s College.
Sunday's readings - images for 28 December 2014