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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)
Let us live well, and the times will be good. We are the times. The way we are will the times be.
(Sermo 80,8)
From infancy to old age, each age in all men has its own special beauty.
(De div. quaest. LXXXIII q.44)
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The International Vocations Commission

The Commission sees its primary role as that of promoting a "vocation culture" within the Order so as to sensitize all friars to an awareness of their responsibility in the promotion of vocations and to be enthusiastic in drawing others to embrace the Augustinian way of life.

Specifically, the Commission seeks to do this in the following ways:

  • by encouraging friars in a continual renewal of our Augustinian way of life as an indispensable means of vocational promotion.
  • by helping major Superiors to be aware that their first responsibility is the promotion of vocations.
  • by including in this vocation culture the active participation of the laity.
  • by providing materials and ideas to vocation promoters and encouraging them to share experiences, programs and resources for vocation promotion.
  • by emphasizing in the work of vocation promotion that our call is above all to live Augustinian religious life through a diversity of ministries, that of both brothers and priests.
  • by fostering an awareness that vocational work is among the young as well as among a growing number of older candidates.

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