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What does it take to become an Augustinian Friar?

The path to become a solemnly professed Augustinian Friar involves 9 stages that usually span the course of 6-7 years.

The process involves learning how to live the Augustinian way of life, participation in ministry, several stages of discernment, and academic preparation for full-time ministry.

Learn about the 9 Steps of Augustinian Formation

Meet the men in Formation

Learn more about becoming an Augustinian Friar

The purpose of this section is to highlight the experiences of the men currently in formation with the Augustinians in North America.

Below you will find a curated selection of posts written by Augustinians journeying through the formation process.

A very special thank you to all our benefactors and friends who make our formation program possible.


The Experiences of the Men in Augustinian Formation

How Can I Take Action on the Environment?

There is a lot of debate in our world today about the extent and root causes of the current ecological crisis. However, there is little debate about the fact that the environment has and continues to sustain damage impacting all of us across all corners of the planet. In A Concise Guide to Catholic Social Teaching, […]

A Model of Discipleship in St. Nicholas of Tolentino

by Spencer Thomas, O.S.A. A reflection on Luke 10:1-11 and Sirach 2:1-9 “By his prayer he was pleasing to the Lord, and by his acts of loving service he was pleasing to his neighbor.”………“He was a joy to those who were sad, a consolation to the suffering, peace to those at variance, refreshment for those […]

Augustinian Ministry Along the U.S./Mexico Border

For years, Br. Robert Baiocco, O.S.A. has been a missionary dedicated to  helping ease life’s burdens for the poorest and most marginalized across the world. Today he works to meet the urgent needs of men, women and children on both sides of the Mexico-U.S. border. He divides his time between Casa Hogar La Gloria, the Augustinian-sponsored […]

An Augustinian Witness to the World Community

by Jack Tierney, O.S.A. As an Augustinian, I am grateful for all the service opportunities that God has provided me. These experiences have refined my vocational calling and exposed me to the many ways that Augustinians serve the people of God. After two years of studying theology at Catholic Theological Union, Augustinian students in North […]

What is Augustinian ministry at the United Nations?

by Jack Tierney, O.S.A. Ministry with Augustinians International offered a steep learning curve. I had to learn about the UN system, understand how member states engage in diplomatic dialogue, and how civil society takes an active role in influencing events. It took a few months before I could speak the language and understand our purpose […]

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