OSA

Order of Saint Augustine

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

Menu
Thought of Saint Augustine
Because every man is a neighbor to all men, one should not allow any kind of distance where there is a common nature.
(En. in ps. 118, S 8, 2)
We dwell in the Lord when we are his body and he dwells in us when we are his temple.
The faithful know that it is the Body of Christ if they don't neglect to be the Body of Christ. May they become the Body of Christ if they want to live of the Spirit of Christ.
Sites

Our Lady of Grace

May 8

This title of 'Our Lady of Grace' is the oldest with which the Order has shown veneration to Mary. The General Chapter of 1284 prescribed the daily recitation or chant of the 'Benedicta Tu' precisely in honor of Our Lady of Grace. The antiphon 'Ave Regina Caelorum', also dating back to the 13th Century, is in honor of this same title as well. A confraternity with the title 'Lady of Grace' was established at least as early as 1401 in Augustinian friaries of Spain and Portugal, and over the subsequent one hundred years had extended widely throughout the Order. New friaries under this title began to be established in Italy and Latin America. In 1807 Pius VII, at the request of Venerable Joseph Menochio, Papal Sacristan and confessor to the pope, granted the Order the right to celebrate this Feast on June 1st.

The Virgin Mary, greeted by the angel as 'full of grace' became, from that moment, the Mother of Grace. As Mother of the one and only Mediator Jesus, she is Mother of the Author of Grace and dispenser of Grace.

© Copyright 2011-2017 - Order of Saint Augustine - Contact us - Last updated: Sep 20, 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.