The Order of

Saint Augustine

Instrumental by Br. Spencer Thomas, O.S.A.


The Augustinians are a Roman Catholic religious order of brothers, some of whom are ordained.  There are approximately 2,700 Augustinians in 50 countries. The Augustinian Order took shape when, in the twelfth century, there sprung a renewal in radical Christian discipleship among different groups of hermits that were attracted to living a deeply ascetic Christian life in the Italian countryside of Tuscany. In 1244, the Church gathered these groups of men to form one religious order that would live under the centuries-old Rule of Saint Augustine and serve the Church in various ministries. Like the Franciscans, Carmelites, Dominicans, and Servants of Mary, the Augustinians would survive on the generosity of others as a mendicant order. From the beginning, the Augustinian brothers were called to manifest their monastic roots in active service of the Church. Through the centuries, the Augustinians have faithfully responded to the needs of the Church, primarily in schools and parishes, while devoting themselves “to the teaching of the apostles and to the communal life, to the breaking of the bread and to the prayers” (Acts 2:42). Our ministry and interior search for God are rooted in our living together as brothers, with God as our common possession (St. Augustine, Sermon 355, 2). Our Holy Father, Saint Augustine, left us his ideal of Christian community life, which we aim to live “harmoniously… intent upon God in oneness of mind and heart” (Rule of Saint Augustine, 1).

May 27, 2020

St. Augustine High School released a special video in which friars and teachers prayerd the Corona of Our Lady of Consolation.  This special devotion from the Augustini...

April 13, 2020

 On Easter Sunday, St. Patrick's Parish in North Park offered parishioners the opportunity to have the Risen Christ arrive at their homes.

Fr. Carlos invited the communi...

April 11, 2020

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

April 10, 2020

The Times of San Diego profiled local faith communities response to the Covid-19 pandemic.  Fr. Sarfraz was captured imparting absolution, and Fr. Carlos the Pastor of...

February 4, 2020

A full video of the ordination can be found here:

You can find the pictures for the ordination of newly ordained Fr. Sarfraz Alam, OSA and F...

January 30, 2020

A new video directed by Br. Dominic Smith, OSA on the ministry of Br. Robert Baiocco, OSA.

The film features Br. Bobby's work with Border Angels and Casa Hogar orphanage...

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