Augustinian Spirituality 101

“The main purpose for you having come together is to live harmoniously in your house, intent upon God in oneness of mind and heart.” – Saint Augustine

Meet the Augustinians

The Augustinians are a religious order of the Roman Catholic Church who follow the life and teachings of St. Augustine.  Our Order includes over 2800 Augustinian Friars located Inver 40 countries on every continent of the world.  The Order was founded in 1256, though our Rule and spiritual foundations go back to Saint Augustine (354-430 AD).

Three Pillars of Augustinian Spirituality

Unity

A shared identity through a common journey to God

Truth

Journeying to God through a common search for truth

Love

Love as the foundation for the journey to a loving God

The Augustinian Way of Life

Restlessness

Facing inner restlessness and the unquenchable thirst for fulfillment.

Community

Sharing all things in common as the foundation for our journey to God.

Pilgrimage

Engaging the continual search for God in our ever-changing life experiences.

Humility

Reclaiming our true identity in Christ by imitating his example and teachings.

Interiority

The continual turn back to the God who is always already present within.

Mary

Mary as our model of living all the pillars of the journey to God.

Two Dimensions of the Journey