OSA Events Australia

A Community for sixty years

The mendicant religious orders founded within the Catholic Church in the thirteenth century (Dominicans, Franciscans, Augustinians, Carmelites, etc.) by intention did not have monasteries as physically permanent residences, but built friaries or priories.

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Ever ancient, but ever renewed

St Augustine’s expression, “Ever ancient, ever new” has at times been used to describe the Augustinian Order.

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Following the pioneers

A church building with possibly more than a century of service has been transferred and re-dedicated for use by a new generation.

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Lent at two Augustinian colleges

The two Augustinian colleges in Australia are marking the season of Lent in both spiritual and awareness-raising ways.

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A course in Sydney on Augustinian theology

An Augustinian priest from the Philippines will be in Australia from 11th – 18 February 2015 to offer an intensive course named "Issues in Augustinian Theology" at the Catholic Institute of Sydney.

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Twentieth annual Aboriginal Culture Mass at Mareeba

On Sunday 19 October 2014 St Thomas of Villanova Catholic Church in Mareeba celebrated their annual Aboriginal Culture Mass. This was the twentieth year this has been celebrated in the parish.

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The wheels of social justice

In late November 2013 Saint Augustine’s College at Brookvale presented a new motor vehicle to Fr Rob Greenup O.S.A. from the Augustinian Priory at Mareeba in far North Queensland, which is almost 2,000 kilometres to Sydney’s north. Fr Rob ministers full-time in Indigenous Connections, which is the official Aboriginal ministry of the Diocese of Cairns.

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A new book about a pastor and his church

Even if only because of its expansive title, "The Basilican Church of St James, Coorparoo – A Pastor and His Church," this new book warrants an explanation! This book, written by Fr Peter Hayes O.S.A. and published on 24th November 2013 by the Parish Centenary Committee, offers a fascinating insight into a parish church in which early Roman Christian tradition and liturgical theology very consciously shaped the bricks and boards that made it.

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OSA Social Justice Symposium

Augustinian Justice and Peace Symposium An Augustinian Justice and Peace Symposium was conducted by the Australian Augustinian Province on 5th-7th July 2013, using the commodious assembly hall at the Order’s Sydney College, St Augustine’s College (Brookvale).

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Year of Mercy 2016

Proclaimed by Pope Francis, the Jubilee of Mercy extends from 8 December 2015 to 20 November 2016

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Movers, shakers and social justice

Villanova College at Coorparoo (Brisbane, Australia) is a day school for male students in Grades Five to Twelve, and has been conducted by the Order of St Augustine since its foundation in 1948.

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Progress in Augustinian life.

The process of becoming an Augustinian takes a number of years of first-hand experience and instruction. At Sydney, Australia on 22 May 2016 four men in their thirties reached the final step in this journey to permanent fraternity within the Order of St Augustine.

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Augustine: love, loss and liberation

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