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Thought of Saint Augustine
So great is the power of the good that even evil doers seek it.
(Sermo 29, 1)
Man himself, so much admired, is a great mystery.
(Sermo 126, 4)
I realize what I am and praise you for it. Come to my aid, that I may not stray from the way of salvation.
(Sermo 67, 9)
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The International Commission for Evangelization and Pastoral Ministry has as its purpose the encouragement of the many and varied apostolates of the Order with profound Augustinian charism for the renewal of the Church’s life as an effective way of evangelization.

Nature and aim of the Commission

  • To recognize the many aspects of ministry undertaken by the friars of the Order.

  • To invite reflection across the Order, based on Evangelii Gaudium, as to the merits of our present ministries.

  • To seek local community, circumscription and international identification of the issues that face us in our ministries and our responses to these challenges.

  • To assist the Order to identify where Augustinian spirituality permeates our present ministries and where it may be better developed to enhance the Gospel message.

  • To provide multiple ways to communicate these issues and responses to the members of the Order.

  • To promote renewed pastoral ministry more attentive to the current challenges of each place and more focused on the work of evangelization which stimulates a renewal of liturgical and sacramental life in our ecclesial communities.

  • To promote the centrality of common life in the development of our apostolates.

  • To promote the parish as a community of communities.

  • To promote and strengthen local and regional meetings across the Order on evangelization and pastoral ministry.

  • To promote collaborative pastoral ministry.

Members of the Commission

Edward Daleng (Asst. Gen., Pres.)
Anthony Banks (Asst. Gen.)
Ángel Andújar Casañez (PHI)
Peter Casiño Acevedo (ORI)
Anthony Pizzo (CHI)
Miguel Florenzán Ulloa (ANT)
Miguel Fuertes Prieto (IQU)
Gianni Notarianni (ANG)
Hesbon Otieno (KEN)

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