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.
Augustine & Monica feast days
The Church has allocated these two mother and son saints feast days on successive dates in August each year.
Villanova Chapel 100
The Chapel on what is now the campus of Villanova College in the Brisbane suburb of Coorparoo was one hundred years’ old on 20 August 2016.
AFAS Elders lend a hand
AFAS Elders is an expansion of the regular AFAS for Villanova students. It is for adults: Villanova past students, parents, and staff.
Progress in Friends of St Augustine
The following is a report from the National Chaplain of Friends of St Augustine (Australia) in July 2016. It refers to the 2016 Congress and an international Augustinian guest lecturer.
Yeoncheon prepares for 2017
Great steps! Building plans for three quarters of the Augustinian Retreat Centre and associated activities at Yeoncheon in South Korea were completed in 2012, and now the time has come to build the final quarter of the project.
A mid-term check-up
In the Catholic Church’s mendicant religious orders that began in the thirteenth century the mode of governance is a formal gathering called a Chapter.