Order of Saint Augustine

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

Thought of Saint Augustine
Everything outside of us fluctuates with the storms and temptations of this age. But we need an interior desert where we gather ourselves and live of our faith.
(Sermo 47,25)
I shall know you, you who know me. Virtue of my soul, go deep into it and make it fit for you, so that you may have it and possess it, without stain or wrinkle.
In the material world, a foot is one thing, a ladder is another and wings still another. In the interior world, however, feet, ladders, and wings are the affections of a good will, with them, we walk, we climb, and we fly.
(En. in ps. 38, 2)

The International Vocations Commission

The Commission sees its primary role as that of promoting a "vocation culture" within the Order so as to sensitize all friars to an awareness of their responsibility in the promotion of vocations and to be enthusiastic in drawing others to embrace the Augustinian way of life.

Specifically, the Commission seeks to do this in the following ways:

  • by encouraging friars in a continual renewal of our Augustinian way of life as an indispensable means of vocational promotion.
  • by helping major Superiors to be aware that their first responsibility is the promotion of vocations.
  • by including in this vocation culture the active participation of the laity.
  • by providing materials and ideas to vocation promoters and encouraging them to share experiences, programs and resources for vocation promotion.
  • by emphasizing in the work of vocation promotion that our call is above all to live Augustinian religious life through a diversity of ministries, that of both brothers and priests.
  • by fostering an awareness that vocational work is among the young as well as among a growing number of older candidates.

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