A Religious Order is intended to facilitate apostolic activity amongst the people it serves and in the broader world more generally. Often an ideal way of doing this is to form groups with a special interest and focus. Accordingly, the osa in Australia promote and sustain the follow organisations.
The Augustinian Formation Association (AFA) prays for and raises funds for the formation of current Augustinian candidates and for future Augustinian priests and brothers in the Australian Province of the Order.
AFAS began in response to needs seen in the year 1992, and since that time has come to change the lives of people in both Australia and the Philippines. Here is its story….
Since 1987 the Order of Saint Augustine (OSA) has planned and sponsored international youth encounters as a further support to the Augustinian ministry to young adults that was flourishing locally in numerous parts of the world. The AYE idea caught on like a wildfire!
As a result, many regional and national Augustinian initiatives for young adults have been greatly enhanced.
Within the Asia Pacific Augustinian Conference (APAC) we work with our brother and sister Augustinians throughout the Asia-Pacific region, not only with other members of our Order of St Augustine (OSA) but also with other Augustinian congregations and orders who follow the Rule of St Augustine after the same style as we do.
The Order of St Augustine has NGO status at the United Nations, which allows it to have a voice at numerous UN committee meetings.