Order of Saint Augustine

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

Thought of Saint Augustine
You made us for yourself, oh Lord, and our hearts are restless until they rest in you.
God became a man so that by following a man, which you can do, you will reach God, which you could not do.
Come back to your heart, and from there to God. For the path is not long from your heart to God.

English-Scottish Provincial Chapter

Leeds - United Kingdom
April 2013

Hinsley Hall, the Diocesan Pastoral Center in Leeds, England, is the site of the 2013 Ordinary Provincial Chapter of the Province of England and Scotland. All the members of the Province gathered on April 8th, together with the Prior General and Fr. Franz Klein, the Assistant General with responsibility for the Provinces of northern Europe. The newly elected Prior Provincial is Fr. Paul Graham, well known to many in the Order as he had already served in the same office from 1997-2005. The outgoing provincial is Fr. David Middleton, who has now completed his second term of office.

The Province Chapter, celebrated from April 8th to April 12th, dedicated its time to various topics, including the house of vocational discernment – a service offered by the Province to young men who are considering a call to the priesthood, whether to the Order, diocesan life, or to another religious community. Four years ago, the Province Chapter approved the development of what was then called “the Hammersmith Project” – seen as a way of creating a multi-faceted project on the site of St. Augustine’s Parish, Hammersmith, London. This has gradually evolved into what is today known as the “Austin Forum”, under the guidance of Fr. Gianni Notarianni. The Forum has initiatives in the area of Augustinian Spirituality, youth ministry and work with young adults, social justice, and cultural promotion specifically in the area of fine arts. Among other activities, the Forum offers a free English-language course for immigrants, programs in Augustinian spirituality, and opportunities to lay people to live together in community. They have also sponsored the preparation of a “Peace Garden”, with the joint participation of Muslim and Christian students from area schools.

The new Provincial Council was elected during the Chapter: Council members are Fr. Bernard Rolls, Fr. Robert Marsh, Fr. Gianni Notarianni and Fr. Ian Wilson. The new Provincial Secretary is Fr. Jacob Choi and the Bursar is Fr. Robert Marsh.

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