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a step forward

2014

En513 Ag843c 150WThis 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.

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daily bread

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.

St Augustine, On Psalm 37, 14. 

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.

St Augustine, Letter 248. 

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.

St Augustine, Confessions 1, 1, 397-401 AD.

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.”

St Augustine Sermon 17, 5. 

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.

St Augustine, Sermon on John 2, 13. 

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.

St Augustine, On Psalm 103 (4), 2. 

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.

St Augustine, On Psalm 77, 24. 

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.

St Augustine, Sermon on John 2, 13. 

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.

St Augustine, Confessions 10, 36, 397-401 AD.

Media

AH054 AD778 200WVideo: Come and See 

AH116 H7975 100WWelcome 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.

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United Nations’ presentation on St Augustine’s Day

On 28 August 2014, the feast day of St Augustine, the NGO (non-government organisation) of the Order of St Augustine addressed the United Nations’ DPI/NGO Conference on the Redevelopment of the Millennium Goals and the Eradication of Poverty. This event took place in New York, USA and Augustinians and their lay co-workers were present all continents in the world.

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OSA International Youth Encounter in Prague in 2016

The members of the International Commission on Youth Apostolate held a meeting in Rome on 15th-16th September 2014 to advance plans for the twelfth in the series of international Augustinian Youth Encounters. This next gathering will take place at Prague in the Czech Republic in July 2016.

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Villanova's care packs for homeless youth

One of the initiatives decided at a Youth Homelessness Conference conducted by Villanova on 26 July 2014 came to fruition as had been planned on 12 October, when a thousand care packs for homeless youth were produced.

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the harvest is plenty...

In recent decades the Catholic Church has been blessed by the broadened involvement of lay members in its mission; even so, the role of Religious communities in Christian witness and evangelisation remains as valuable as it has been for many centuries.

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Sunday's readings - images for 2 November 2014

Notice First Reading Second Reading Third Reading (Australian images on the themes of Sunday's readings.) Images taken at Gosford (NSW), Cooktown (Qld) and Benella (Vic).

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