OSA Events Australia

A Community for sixty years

The mendicant religious orders founded within the Catholic Church in the thirteenth century (Dominicans, Franciscans, Augustinians, Carmelites, etc.) by intention did not have monasteries as physically permanent residences, but built friaries or priories.

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A Rochester building outlasts the friars

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Ever ancient, but ever renewed

St Augustine’s expression, “Ever ancient, ever new” has at times been used to describe the Augustinian Order.

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Following the pioneers

A church building with possibly more than a century of service has been transferred and re-dedicated for use by a new generation.

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A course in Sydney on Augustinian theology

An Augustinian priest from the Philippines will be in Australia from 11th – 18 February 2015 to offer an intensive course named "Issues in Augustinian Theology" at the Catholic Institute of Sydney.

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A new book about a pastor and his church

Even if only because of its expansive title, "The Basilican Church of St James, Coorparoo – A Pastor and His Church," this new book warrants an explanation! This book, written by Fr Peter Hayes O.S.A. and published on 24th November 2013 by the Parish Centenary Committee, 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.

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Augustine: love, loss and liberation

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