Sisters of St.Rita

Sisters of St.Rita

Pope to Augustinians: show experience of God to world through charity

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Pope Francis on 13 September received in audience in the Vatican some 150 members of the General Chapter of the Order of Saint Augustine, or Augustinians.

By Robin Gomes-Rome Reports

The first basic challenge of consecrated persons is to experience of God together so that they can show God to this world in ... Read More »

Augustinians Re-Elect Prior General for Second Term

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At the opening of the second week of the General Chapter of the Order of Saint Augustine, the delegate friars re-elected Fr. Alejandro Moral Antón, O.S.A. as Prior General of the Order. With this re-election, Fr. Alejandro will serve a second six-year, which goes into effect immediately.

After tallying ... Read More »

Augustinians: United in Charity

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We are thrilled to share with you an in-depth and expansive look at the Augustinian Order worldwide in a beautiful documentary commissioned by out General Curia in Rome. If anyone wishes to know what makes an Augustinian, take the time to watch this. We hope that it inspires you ... Read More »


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We are pleased to inform you that the 186th Ordinary General Chapter of the Augustinian Order will begin on Sunday, September 1 at the Augustinian General Curia in Rome, Italy.

The Constitutions of the Order says, " The General Chapter, which is convoked "for the purpose of promoting of the ... Read More »

Fr Patrick Benignus (Ben) O’Rourke OSA

Posted by Sisters of St. Rita

August 30, 2019

|Order of St Augustine

 Fr Patrick Benignus (Ben) O’Rourke OSA died peacefully last Sunday at 10.00pm in St Joseph’s Home, 3 days after celebrating his 90th birthday.

 He was ordained in 1956 and posted to Austin Friars School, Carlisle, until 1981 where he taught English and ... Read More »

Vocation Story of Fr. Max, OSA

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Br. Dominic Smith, OSA and John Paul the Great film student Joseph Graves produced the following video on the vocational journey of newly ordained Fr. Maxime Villeneuve, OSA.

Ramon and David Receives the Novitiate White Habit

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On August 23rd, 2019, Ramon Riesgo and David Relstab, this year's novitiate class, received the white Augustinian habit to mark the beginning of their novitiate year.  It is custom in many parts of the Augustinian world for novices to wear white. 

 The investiture is an important moment in ... Read More »


Posted by Sisters of St. Rita

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Today the entire Augustinian Family rejoices and celebrates with confidence the memory of these two great saints who are the mother and father of all those who live our Augustinian spirituality. As we continue our pilgrimage through this world, we welcome the gifts left ... Read More »

Newly Ordained Priest and Deacons!

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On Saturday June 8th at Our Mother of Good Counsel Parish in Los Angeles, the Province of St. Augustine in California was honored to witness the ordination of four brothers to the Orders of Priesthood and the Diaconate.

Fr. Nicholas Porter, OSA, was ordained to ... Read More »

New Elected Council

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Meet our new elected leadership. From left to right: Sr.Maria Hirth, Sr.Claudia Stahl, Superior General Sr. Rita-Maria Käß,Vicar Sr. Angela Zehe and Sr.Anna-Maria Kempf. Congratulations ! We pray that our Lord’s grace, peace and joy be with you always.