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

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Thought of Saint Augustine
From infancy to old age, each age in all men has its own special beauty.
(De div. quaest. LXXXIII q.44)
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)
The absence of the Lord is not an absence. Just believe, and the one who you do not see is with you.
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Mission Statement

The mission of the International Commission on the Youth Apostolate is twofold: (1) to promote youth ministry as a core activity of the Augustinian Order and (2) to encourage young people to follow Jesus Christ in the spirit of St. Augustine through service to the Church, interiority, and common life.

Action Plan

Such a mission will be possible through:

  1. organizing the International Augustinian Youth Encounter, components of which include:
    1. the sharing of the diverse experiences of Augustinian youth throughout the world
    2. prayer and liturgy that are both prophetic and contemporary
    3. Justice and Peace education and spiritual formation
    4. promotion of regional youth gatherings
  2. ongoing dialogue with and formation of Youth Animators in Augustinian apostolates (e.g., sharing of ideas and resources through the internet and other means of modern technology)

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