a step forward
This website has a new name and a new look.
After thirteen 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.
180th anniversary in Australia
Saturday 24th February 2018 marked the 180th anniversary of the continuous presence of the Order of St Augustine on the Australian continent.
Villanova’s motto seventy years on..
Villanova College and its motto have now been going for seventy years. Just how the motto came to be chosen is probably unusual.
A daily thought for Lent 2018
Go to this page from Augustinian Volunteers (USA).
AFAS 2017 Exchange
At Villanova College at Coorparoo in Brisbane, Australia, Villanova College conducted its most recent AFAS 2107 Exchange for fifteen days during the September term break.
Only truth conquers
Mr Jonathan Byrne B.A. DipEd, M.Ed began this year as Principal of St Augustine’s College in Brookvale, Sydney, Australia. What follows are some of the words of introduction he presented on the website of the College.
Augustinian Volunteers: a Patron appointed
The Governor of New South Wales has accepted an invitation to be the Vice-Regal Patron of Augustinian Volunteers Australia (AVA).
A new-look App on St Augustine’s Confessions.
This new Confessions App Book offers a new level of engagement for those who are interested in the life of St Augustine.