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An Appreciation of the 75 Years of Augustinian Presence in Nigeria    

The Order of Saint Augustine remembered the first 75 years of its presence in Nigeria with a solemn Eucharistic celebration on the feast of its spiritual father, St. Augustine, in Jos, in the Plateau State. The Mass was presided ....   Read More


Celebrating 75 years of Augustinian presence in Nigeria    

On 28th August 2014, the Nigerian Augustinians gathered together to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the presence of the Order in Nigeria...   In 1936, a decision was taken at the Irish Provincial Chapter to apply to Rom ....   Read More


Message of the General Chapter    

MESSAGE OF THE GENERAL CHAPTER 2013 TO ALL THE BROTHERS OF THE ORDER   THE PEACE OF RESTLESSNESS Dear Brothers, As we come to the end of the 184th General Chapter of the Order, gathered in Rome, we want to send ....   Read More


Appeal for help from the Prior General after the recent typhoon in the Philippines    

My Dear Brothers and Sisters of the Order,   After the double tragedy that has affected a part of the Philippines where the Order has had a strong presence, the Council of the Order unites with the brothers and sisters pr ....   Read More


Augustinian Connection with Ned Kelly the Australian Outlaw    

The Augustinians and Ned Kelly the Outlaw   An interesting snippet from the archives with a Drogheda connection.  In 1844 a young Augustinian priest arrived in Drogheda.  He was Charles O'Hea  who was born ....   Read More


Open Days at Orlagh Retreat Centre by John Byrne     

Over 300 visitors passed through our doors over the two days. Sunday was particularly busy and the glorious sunshine was a bonus. As always, first time visitors were struck by the panoramic view from Orlagh when they arrived, n ....   Read More


Meditation of Cardinal Prospero Grech OSA to Cardinals Gathered in Conclave    

Rome, Vatican City August 2013 The Holy See has recently published the complete text of the Meditation which Cardinal Prospero Grech deliv ....   Read More


Cardinal Thomas Collins’ unusual Vatican souvenirs     

    Did you know that every Cardinal in the world “has” a church in Rome?  The word “cardinal”comes from a latin word that means “hinge”.  This is a reference to the specia ....   Read More


The Light of Faith - Text of First Encyclical Letter of Pope Francis    



Beheading of Syrian Priest - Fr. Francois Murad    

 On Sunday, the Vatican confirmed that Father François Murad was killed by Syrian rebel forces after a video showing the Catholic priest being beheaded by jihadists was posted online. According to the report from Ca ....   Read More


Report on Ordinary Provincial Chapter    

The Province of “Our Lady of Good Counsel” of Ireland recently celebrated its Ordinary Provincial Chapter, in County Tipperary, at the “Horse and Jockey”, a centrally located venue which made travel more ....   Read More


500th Anniversary of the Reformation and Lutheran-Catholic Dialogue    

Catholics, Lutherans look to commemoration of Reformation anniversary Joint Catholic-Lutheran commemorations of the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Reformation must recognize the harm caused by the split in Western C ....   Read More


Choose Life Newsletter - number 5    

Choose Life 2013 Catholic Communications Office of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference Issue 5 Thursday 20 June 2013   This content is for your parishioners, parish newsletters and websites to assist in promot ....   Read More


St. Rita, Life and Times by Fr. Pat Gayer OSA    

St. Rita of Cascia Among the Augustinian Saints down the centuries, St. Rita of Cascia is one of the best known and loved. She was born in 1381 in the beautiful region of Umbria, ‘the green heart of Italy’. ....   Read More


Papal Fashion Statements    

(from Clerical Whispers) Satin capes. Leather shoes. Embroidered stoles. Ermine trim. Gold rings.  What sounds like a list of extravagant accessories inspired much discussion during the recent papal transition. Natur ....   Read More


A Protestant Taoiseach Would Not Do The Things Kenny Has - by David Quinn    

(from Clerical Whispers) A Protestant Taoiseach would not do the things Kenny has - David Quinn   Would the Catholic Church be better off if we had a Protestant as Taoiseach rather than Enda Kenny? I ask the questio ....   Read More


Statement by the Catholic Bishops of Ireland: A Time to Uphold the Right to Life    

A time to uphold the right to life: Statement by the Catholic Bishops of Ireland   On the second day of the June General Meeting of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference in Maynooth (June 11th), the following state ....   Read More


Chairman's Award of New Ross Urban District Council Presented to Fr John Hennebry    

On the 6th of June, the Urban District Council of New Ross, Co. Wexford, honoured four people with the Chairman's Award.  This is the highest honour that the town of New Ross can award to anybody and so it is with great pride ....   Read More


Fr. Andrea Biglia and his Two Hour Sermon    

On this day – 26th of May, 1425, Fra Andrea Biglia, humanist scholar and respected preacher, delivered the sermon to the Order's General Chapter. It consisted of almost 8,000 words and lasted about two hours. Andrea Big ....   Read More


Statement of the Archbishop of Canterbury after the Murder of Drummer Lee Rigby    

Most Rev. Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury made the following statement after the brutal murder of Drummer Lee Rigby in Woolwich, London We have all been horrified by the brutal murder of Drummer Lee Rigby in Woolwi ....   Read More


The Basics of Augustinian Spirituality by Fr. Pat Codd O.S.A.    

The Basics of Augustinian Spirituality   Introduction Before talking about Augustinian spirituality, it might help if I make a few remarks about spirituality in general. Everybody has a spirituality; it is part of their ....   Read More


Feast of St. Rita - 22nd of May    

On May 22, the Church celebrates the feast day of St. Rita of Cascia, who the late John Paul II called “a disciple of the Crucified One” and an “expert in suffering.”   Known in Spain as “La ....   Read More


Horse and Jockey - Location of Provincial Chapter    

History of Horse and Jockey Where the village of Horse and Jockey stands today was very different in 1740. Two thatched cabins surrounded by several trees and open fields marked the place. It was the mail car operated by ....   Read More


Preliminary Response Catholic Bishops of Ireland to Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill 2013    

Preliminary response by the Catholic Bishops of Ireland to Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill 2013   The Catholic bishops of Ireland stress once again the importance ofcontinuing to provide a health care service in ....   Read More


Reflection on Cork Novena to Our Lady of Good Counsel (Fr. Tom Sexton osa)    

NOVENA TO OUR MOTHER OF GOOD COUNSEL IN CORK   Each year in Cork, when April comes round, the crowds come out and head for St. Augustine's in Washington St., for the annual novena. It is the only Augustinian church in Ire ....   Read More


Official Biography of Pope Francis (from Vatican Website)    

The first Pope of the Americas Jorge Mario Bergoglio hails from Argentina. The 76-year-old Jesuit Archbishop of Buenos Aires is a prominent figure throughout the continent, yet remains a simple pastor who is deeply loved by his ....   Read More


"You Have Made Us For Yourself O Lord": A commentary by Fr. Pat Codd O.S.A.    

“You have made us for yourself, O Lord, and our heart is restless until it rests in you” [Augustine Confessions Bk I. Par. 1].   Commentary on the above quotation from Saint Augustine’s Confessions. By ....   Read More


Fr. James Anderson OSA    

James Anderson was born in the town of Drogheda in 1837.He came from a well-to-do family. One uncle , John was involved in politics and served as mayor of Drogheda. Another uncle Patrick Kelly was already a member of the Au ....   Read More


Towards the General Chapter of 2013 - Rich and Poor    

  Walking Together…..                                &nbs ....   Read More


Augustinian Sisters of the Mercy of Jesus    

The Sisters of St. Augustine of the Mercy of Jesus were founded 1842 in Bruges by Canon Peter John Mayes, he was a great advocate of the mentally ill. He travelled extensively to study their treatment and care, pioneering mo ....   Read More


November - Month of the Holy Souls    

As winter begins to take hold nature begins to go to sleep.  Trees and plants enter a state, not unlike suspended animation, in which they appear to have died.  This state of affairs is reflected in the Church's liturgy ....   Read More


What is the Assumption all about?    

Every year, since 1950, on the 15th of August Catholics celebrate the feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.  This is a dogma of faith which means that Catholics the world over are bound to believe it. ....   Read More


What does the Dogma of the Immaculate Conception Actually Mean?    

One of Our Holy Days of Obligation There are several holy days of obligation during the Church's year.  On these days the faithful are asked to gather for eucharist as a visible sign of the importance of the particular aspec ....   Read More


Letter of the Prior General about Youth    

  LETTER TO THE MEMBERS OF THE ORDER OF ST. AUGUSTINE On the Feast of All Saints of the Order, On the way with young people toward the future    “Be holy, because I am holy (Lv 19:2), yes, let Christ ....   Read More


Reflection on the experience of the International Augustinian Youth Encounter (AYE), Niall, Drogheda    

  Now that the Dust has Settled   I was just setting up to play the 7 o’clock mass in Drogheda when I saw father Iggy making his way over to me. There was nothing unusual about this as he often pops over for a c ....   Read More


Augustine and Truth - Talk given by Noel at Augustinian Values Institute, Waterford, 2010    

So, once again we meet as part of the Augustinian Values Institute. While there are many possible approaches to studying St. Augustine, the Institute has opted to consider him under the triptych of Unitas, Veritas and Carit ....   Read More


Fable of the Porcupine    

 Fable of the Porcupine   It was the coldest winter ever.  Many animals died because of the   cold.  The porcupines, realizing the situation, decided   to group together.  Thi ....   Read More


Message from Shane Halpin about a Youth Retreat to be hosted by Congregation of Sacred Hearts    

The following message was received by email.  Please note that this event is not organised in any way by the Augustinians but may well be of interest to you.   Young AdultAdventure Retreat Weekend (Nov 19-21) ....   Read More


Church - Staying With It    

From October 21st until 23rd the Irish Augustinian Ongoing Formation Commission presents "Church, Staying With It - Phase five of 'Hearing the Gospel again for the First Time'". This conference will be held in Horse and ....   Read More


Monthly E-zine on the Gospel of Luke    

The Archdiocese of Dublin has launched a new initiative for this year which is the Year of Evangelization.  This is a monthly electronic magazine designed to help us to read the Gospel of Luke together. This is an inventive ....   Read More


Website Downtime Today at 5pm - 10 mins approx    

Hello all, just a note that there will be one final downtime (necessary server maintenance) today at 5pm, and will last hopefully no more than 10 minutes.  Thank you for your continued patience.


Convocation of Intermediate General Chapter    

    FR. ROBERT F. PREVOST   PRIOR GENERAL OF THE ORDER OF St. AUGUSTINE   TO ALL BROTHERS OF THE ORDER                In accordance with ....   Read More


AYE - Augustinian Youth Encounter - London - 9th-15th August    

  The Anglo-Scottish province has the privilege of hosting the next Augustinian Youth Encounter from 9 – 15 August 2010. We look forward to welcoming up to 400 young adults and religious from around the Augustinian w ....   Read More


International Course in Augustinian Spirituality - Being a Priest in the Order of Saint Augustine    

BEING A PRIEST IN THE ORDER OF SAINT AUGUSTINE INTERNATIONAL COURSE ON AUGUSTINIAN SPIRITUALITY, 19-23 Luglio/Julio/ July 2009, San Gimigniano, Italia   Roma, 19-23 luglio 2010     PROGRAM   Sunday 18. ....   Read More


Mothers' Day - Sunday 14th of March    

Sunday 14th of March is Mothers' Day, a day when we traditionally remember our mothers, both living and deceased.  It is a nice thought to include our mothers in the liturgy on this Sunday as well. The following are some ref ....   Read More


Planning Meeting for AYE 2010    

A group representing all those involved in the Province Youth Ministry will meet in Meath St. Parish House on March 6th next to plan for the International Youth Encounter which will be held in London next August. The Irish group ....   Read More


Exploring Spirituality - Ballyboden    

The Youth Group in Ballyboden is organising a series of evenings entitled "Exploring Spirituality".  All are welcome to attend. Here are the details   For?        &nbs ....   Read More


Ash Wednesday - The Beginning of Lent    

Lent begins on Wednesday the 17th of February this year.  Ash Wednesday is one of the days when churches are visited most as people flock to receive the ashes that are placed on their foreheads as an outward sign of penance. ....   Read More


St. Valentine's Day - 14th of February    

Every year on the 14th of February we celebrate the feast of St. Valentine.  This is internationally known as the day of love and friendship.  Why not take advantage of this day to remember a friend who might be going th ....   Read More


Four Month Course in Augustinian Spirituality    

COURSE ON AUGUSTINIAN SPIRITUALITY - 4 MONTHS Project of the General Council of the Order   Curia General, Roma, 1 febbraio - 30 giugno 2011   INSTITUTE OF SPIRITUALITY Program (Proposed)   ....   Read More


Youth Retreat    

The Youth Ministry of the Irish Province of the Augustinians hosted a retreat for young people on the 29th and 30th of January 2010.  Despite a poor attendance the event was very much enjoyed by those who participated. ....   Read More


Day of Recollection for Young People    

A Day of Recollection is being organised for all those involved in the Youth Ministry of the Irish Province of the Augustinians. This will be held in Cork, starting on Friday 29th of January, 2010 at 6pm and finishing on Saturday ....   Read More


Christmas - We all need a helping hand    

As Christmas approaches please don't forget that in all of our churches there are many extra activities. Many of these take a lot of time to organise and set up and then, of course, clean up afterwards. Why not approach your loc ....   Read More


Feast of the Immaculate Conception - 8th of December 2009    

Today we celebrate the immaculate conception and it is probably the least understood teaching of the Catholic Church. Today offers us an opportunity to understand it and to appreciate how important it is to our faith. ....   Read More


First Sunday of Advent    

The 29th of November will be the first Sunday of Advent which marks the beginning of the Church year. This is a special period of four weeks duration which is focused on preparation for celebrating the feast of Christmas. This c ....   Read More


Core Team Meeting    

The Core Team will meet on Saturday 14th of November 2009 in the Parish House in Meath Street.  This will be an important meeting which will begin to look at  fundraising for the trip to England next year. All ideas are ....   Read More

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