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 Goold OSA, later Archbishop of Melbourne, began a path that took the Order into Victoria, Queensland and later into New South Wales.
A icon of St Augustine for Pope Francis
An icon of St. Augustine, written by Fr Richard G. Cannuli, O.S.A., was presented to Pope Francis at the Basilica Sant’Agostino, in Rome. An inscription on the back notes the icon commemorates the occasion of the Pope's celebrating the opening Mass of the 2013 General Chapter of the Order of St Augustine.
The wheels of social justice
In late November 2013 Saint Augustine’s College at Brookvale presented a new motor vehicle to Fr Rob Greenup O.S.A. from the Augustinian Priory at Mareeba in Far North Queensland, which is almost 2,000 kilometres to Sydney’s north. He works in Aboriginal ministry.
A new book about a pastor and his church
The expansive title, "The Basilican Church of St James, Coorparoo – A Pastor and His Church," of this new book warrants an explanation! Written by Fr Peter Hayes O.S.A., it offers a fascinating insight into a parish church in which early Roman Christian tradition and liturgical theology very consciously shaped the bricks and boards that made it.
Building a fence is just the beginning
Two journeys overseas that could not be mistaken for commercial guided tours were conducted by Australia’s two Augustinian colleges during 2013, and both were a continuation of the pattern of previous similar ventures. They will prove to be lifelong experiences for all concerned.
New young Augustinians in Korea
The Augustinian Delegation of Korea (which comes within the Province of Australia) on 8th February 2014 saw three more Koreans take Augustinian vows. This happened on Saturday, 8th February 2014 at St Rita's Spirituality Centre at Incheon, South Korea.
Mareeba’s multicultural celebration
Saturday evening, 10th August 2013 saw the celebration of the International Mass in the parish of St Thomas of Villanova, Mareeba. This annual event, held now in winter instead of summer, was attended by many parishioners, some in national costume. The Mass was preceded by a liturgical movement which involved the flags of sixteen nations, carried by the students of St Stephen’s Catholic College, to the tune of “We are Australian.”