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There is an origin and source of virtue. There is a root of wisdom. And, there is, so to speak, a region of changeless truth. If the soul leaves this region, it lives in darkness but, when it approaches this region, it is enlightened.
(En. in ps. 58, S 1, 18)
It is night while this life is lived. And when is this night illuminated? It is lighted when Christ descends to the night. He took the flesh of this generation and our night received the light.
(En. in ps. 138,14)
Mary was happy because she listened and kept God's word. She kept the truth in her spirit more than in the flesh of her womb.
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Creation of New African Union of Friars


Kenya - Nairobi
February 1-2, 2012

The Union of Augustinian Friars of Africa (UAFA) was officially inaugurated on the 2nd of February 2012. This initiative follows a meeting of the Augustinian Superiors in Africa chaired by Prior General Fr. Robert Prevost.

The circumscriptions partcipatinng in the Union are: Nigeria, Algeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Kenya and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The Objectives of UAFA

  • To foster closer collaboration among male African Augustinian circumscriptions while maintaining connection with the Augustinian Federation of Africa (AFA);
  • To initiate dialogue with other structures of the Order and with the General Curia;
  • To appoint animators to facilitate common programs;
  • To seek solutions to common problems;
  • To encourage mutual support in terms of personnel among circumscriptions;
  • To promote common formation (both initial and ongoing);
  • To work together on common projects;
  • To procure material and financial among circumscriptions;

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