Order of Saint Augustine

"Anima una et cor unum in Deum!" (Regula)

Thought of Saint Augustine
When did the Lord want to show himself? At the breaking of the bread. We can be sure of that: by sharing the bread, we recognize the Lord.
I thank you, Lord, my joy and my glory, my hope and my God. I thank you for your gifts to me. Keep them unharmed for me: they will be the making of me, and I shall be with you for my being is your gift.
(Confessions I, 20)
Love overwhelms us as we look for the truth.
(De Trinitate I, 5, 8)

The Ordinary General Chapter

From the Constitutions of the Order:

408. The general chapter, which is convoked "for the purpose of promoting the common welfare of all the friars," is the chief event in the life of the Order, for it should offer witness to the Augustinian spirit and demonstrate clearly the unity of minds and hearts. Therefore, conscious of their serious responsibility, all chapter members should seek the common good of the Order.

409. Ordinary general chapters shall be held every six years on the day and place determined by the prior general with the consent of his council.

410. If serious difficulties should arise, the faculty is expressly granted to the general with the consent of his council to postpone the date of the chapter, but not beyond three months.

The Intermediate General Chapter

446. Three years after the ordinary general chapter, the intermediate general chapter shall be held. It is to be celebrated according to the norms established for the ordinary general chapter with the necessary adjustments. For the sake of developing the spirit of belonging to the whole Church and the entire Order as well as promoting better mutual understanding among the provinces, the chapter should be held in different regions.

© Copyright 2011-2017 - Order of Saint Augustine - Contact us - Last updated: Feb 03, 2017 - Site is powered by CMS Made Simple

Disclaimer: The links on this site have been carefully reviewed and selected. The Augustinian Order has no control over these listed sites, any changes or additions made to their content, or links to other sites that they may contain. For that reason, we cannot completely guarantee the reliability, appropriateness or theological orthodoxy of the total contents of these sites. Additionally, inclusion on this site does not imply endorsement of any product or service that may be offered for sale or advertised on these sites.