Augustinian Prayer

"Let us always desire the happy life from the Lord God and always pray for it. But for this very reason we turn our mind to the task of prayer at appointed hours, since that desire grows lukewarm, so to speak, from our involvement in other concerns and occupations."

- Saint Augustine (Letter to Proba)

Prayers for Today's Life Circumstances

About Augustinian Prayer

“To preserve and increase unity among the friars prayer should never be lacking, for nothing other than common prayer is better or more suited to express and promote unity in charity” – Constitutions of the Order , no. 31.

 

The Mass

“The Eucharist is the daily Sacrifice of the Church, the Body of Christ, which offers itself to God in Him.  Therefore, all of us who have consecrated ourselves to Christ, who is loved above all things, should experience the same love for that great mystery that set the heart of Saint Augustine on fire.  For the Eucharist is the sign and cause of the Church’s unity in the bond of love, and inspires apostolic activity and involvement in the world and in history” – Constitutions of the Order, no. 20.

Liturgy of the Hours

“Because the example of the early Christian community influenced our life in a special way (see Acts 4:32), all the friars should celebrate liturgical prayer in common.  In this prayer the Church is expressed as the Whole Christ and the unity and harmony of the friars is strengthened” – Constitutions of the Order, no. 87.

 

 

Contemplation

“Because the example of the early Christian community influenced our life in a special way (see Acts 4:32), all the friars should celebrate liturgical prayer in common.  In this prayer the Church is expressed as the Whole Christ and the unity and harmony of the friars is strengthened” – Constitutions of the Order, no. 87.