OSA

Order of Saint Augustine

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

Menu
Thought of Saint Augustine
God wished to sow in every soul the seeds of intelligence and wisdom.
(Sermo 117,11)
Come back to your heart, and from there to God. For the path is not long from your heart to God.
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)
Sites

A Gift for Pope Francis


Rome, Italy
August 2013
On the occasion of Pope Francis' visit to the Basilica of Sant'Agostino on August 28th to celebrate the opening Mass of the Order's General Chapter...

On the occasion of Pope Francis' visit to the Basilica of Sant'Agostino on August 28th to celebrate the opening Mass of the Order's General Chapter, then Prior General Robert Prevost wished to offer the Holy Father a special gift in commemoration of the historic event.

When, a month earlier, it had been announced that the pope might accept the Order's invitation to celebrate the Mass, Fr. Richard Cannuli, a member of the Villanova Province, and chairman of the Arts Department at Villanova University, offered to write an icon to present to Pope Francis. Fr. Prevost agreed, the icon was written, brought to Rome by one of the delegates to the Chapter, and presented following the Mass, as the pope sat among the friars for a commemorative photo. The icon is of Saint Augustine, and inscribed on the reverse side are words of dedication under the banner "AMDG", which is the abbreviation of the Jesuit motto, "Ad majorem Dei gloriam".

© Copyright 2011-2018 - Order of Saint Augustine - Contact us - Last updated: Feb 02, 2018 - Site is powered by CMS Made Simple

Disclaimer: The links on this site have been carefully reviewed and selected. The Augustinian Order has no control over these listed sites, any changes or additions made to their content, or links to other sites that they may contain. For that reason, we cannot completely guarantee the reliability, appropriateness or theological orthodoxy of the total contents of these sites. Additionally, inclusion on this site does not imply endorsement of any product or service that may be offered for sale or advertised on these sites.