Order of Saint Augustine

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

Thought of Saint Augustine
To have a good idea of God is the truest beginning of piety.
(De libero arbitrio I, 2,5)
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)
So great is the power of the good that even evil doers seek it.
(Sermo 29, 1)

A Monument to Augustinian Martyrs

Paracuellos, Spain
August 2013

On August 21, 2013, a monument was erected in the cemetery of Paracuellos, Spain, to commemorate the place where 70 of our friars were killed in 1936 in the religious persecution that occured during Spain's Civil War. A part of the monument is a mosaic reproduction of the large painting of their martyrdom, the work of Pedro Martínez Tavera, which hangs in the Sala de Capas of the Royal Monastery of San Lorenzo of El Escorial. On October 28, 2007 these martyrs of Paracuellos were among the 98 Augustinian martyrs of the war who were beatified in Saint Peter's Square.

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