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).

October 28, 2019

The Augustinians hold two vocation discernment retreats per year for men interested in learning more about our way of life.

This past weekend, four men were hosted from...

October 10, 2019

The 11th Annual SAVI (Student Augustinian Values Institute) Gathering of Augustinian schools convened in Cascia Hall in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Each of the 10 member Augus...

September 19, 2019

Some lay partners of the Augustinians are affiliated to the Order as a result of the recognition of their devotion and service to and on behalf of the Order.  Affiliati...

September 9, 2019

As part of the 186th General Chapter of the Augustinian Order, voting took place earlier today for the office of the Prior General of the Order.  The Chapter members re...

September 4, 2019

The 186th General Chapter of the Augustinian Order opened on September 1st, 2019 in Rome.  The General Chapter is at the center of our Augustinian way of life and is th...

August 25, 2019

On August 23rd, 2019, Ramon Riesgo and David Relstab, this year's novitiate class, received the white Augustinian habit to mark the beginning of their novitiate year....

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The Province of St. Augustine in California

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San Diego, California  92104-2045


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