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St. Augustine High, San Diego, CA. Stations of the Cross

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Prior Provincial of California Augustinians Fr. Gary Sanders, OSA wrote a special Stations of the Cross in light of how the world is being impacted today.

Pope Francis’ Urbi et Orbi address on coronavirus and Jesus calming the storm

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Below is the full text of Pope Francis’ address during the extraordinary Urbi et Orbi blessing he delivered while praying for an end of the coronavirus.

“When evening had come” (Mk 4:35). The Gospel passage we have just heard begins like this. For weeks now it has ... Read More »


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Rome, March 14., 2020

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

We are experiencing a state of health in the world. The Coronavirus Pandemic (Covid -19) confronted us with a reality none of us could have ever imagined. We probably feel great discouragement.

Allow me to reflect with you, share my ... Read More »

We Should All Be More Like the Nuns of 1918

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The sisters of Philadelphia were lifesavers during the Spanish flu epidemic. They are an inspiration today. A few years ago, I set out to research my grandmother’s early childhood in Philadelphia, looking for clues about what the world was like in the first precarious years of her life. ... Read More »

Priestly Ordination !

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We are proud to introduce two new priests of the Augustinian Order, California Province: Fr. Adnan Ghani, OSA and Fr. Sarfraz Alam, OSA!!



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

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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 »