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Thought of Saint Augustine
You see creation; love the Author of these marvels. Attach yourself to the one who is essential. Love the Creator!
Come back to your heart, and from there to God. For the path is not long from your heart to God.
Necessity is the mother of all human actions.
(En. in ps. 83, 8)
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Mission Statement

The mission of the International Commission on the Youth Apostolate is twofold: (1) to promote youth ministry as a core activity of the Augustinian Order and (2) to encourage young people to follow Jesus Christ in the spirit of St. Augustine through service to the Church, interiority, and common life.

Action Plan

Such a mission will be possible through:

  1. organizing the International Augustinian Youth Encounter, components of which include:
    1. the sharing of the diverse experiences of Augustinian youth throughout the world
    2. prayer and liturgy that are both prophetic and contemporary
    3. Justice and Peace education and spiritual formation
    4. promotion of regional youth gatherings
  2. ongoing dialogue with and formation of Youth Animators in Augustinian apostolates (e.g., sharing of ideas and resources through the internet and other means of modern technology)

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