Who are the Augustinians?

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In this section, learn more about the Augustinians, the traditional emblem of the Order, and some of its saints during its existence that exceeds 750 years.

The Augustinians - an explanation

The Order of Hermits of Saint Augustine (Augustinians) is a religious order of brothers (many of whom are ordained priests) within the Catholic Church. The Order was founded in 1256 under the Rule of Saint Augustine.

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The OSA emblem

The emblem of the Order of Saint Augustine (see right) is a flaming heart pierced by an arrow on the background of an open book. The open book suggests a dedication to a search for knowledge, both divine and earthly.

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Calendar of Augustinian Saints

For your convenience, clicking on any of the names of these Augustinian Saints and Blesseds below will take you directly to the appropriate page of the website of the U.S. Midwest Province of the Order of St Augustine, based in Chicago, where these numerous biographies have been carefully compiled.

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Augustinian saints

The following material comes from the website of the Midwest Augustinians in the United States of America. The careful work of Brother Thomas Taylor O.S.A. of Chicago is acknowledged in preparing this material.

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Prior General’s papal audience

The Holy Father received the Prior General, Alejandro Moral Antón, in a private audience. In the meeting there was an insistence on living an authentic community life, along with the real dangers of individualism and, above all, hedonism.

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Augustinian educational values at Brookvale

On Monday, 7 February 2015 a presentation entitled The Concepts of Education in the Writings of Saint Augustine was given to the staff of St Augustine’s College by a visiting Augustinian scholar.

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