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Earthquake woes

In any history about central Italy that extends over a couple of centuries, earthquakes are a likely reality.

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Farewell to an Augustinian scholar

On 9 March 2016 the death occurred of an Augustinian scholar, Fr George Patrick Lawless O.S.A.

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Former OSA Prior General now a bishop in Peru

On Monday, 3 November 2014 it was announced that Fr Robert Francis Prevost OSA of Chicago has been named by Pope Francis as the Apostolic Administrator with episcopal character for the Diocese of Chiclayo, Peru. And then three days later the Pope announced that a local Augustinian was appointed as the bishop of a Nigerian diocese.

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Former OSA Prior General consecrated a bishop

On 3 November 2014 the Vatican announced that Pope Francis named the Most Reverend Robert F. Prevost OSA, to be the fourth Bishop of Chiclayo, Peru. Bishop-elect Prevost was then ordained a bishop in his diocese at Chiclayo, Peru, on 12 December 2014, the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

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Asia-Pacific convention 2014

The twelfth triennial Augustinian Asia-Pacific Convention took place in Indonesia for four days in late October 2014. In attendance were delegates from nine different congregations and jurisdictions within the broader Augustinian family in the Asia-Pacific.

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United Nations’ presentation on St Augustine’s Day

On 28 August 2014, the feast day of St Augustine, the NGO (non-government organisation) of the Order of St Augustine addressed the United Nations’ DPI/NGO Conference on the Redevelopment of the Millennium Goals and the Eradication of Poverty. This event took place in New York, USA and Augustinians and their lay co-workers were present all continents in the world (see photo below).

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OSA International Youth Encounter in Prague in 2016

The members of the International Commission on Youth Apostolate held a meeting in Rome every few months to advance plans for the twelfth in the series of international Augustinian Youth Encounters. This next gathering will take place at Prague in the Czech Republic in July 2016.

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Fifty years of Augustinians in Nagoya, Japan

Our brothers in the Vicariate of the Augustinian Martyrs of Japan celebrated their golden jubilee of ministry at Nagoya on 22 June 2014, which last century was their third foundation in Japan during the modern era.

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Wall Plaque commemorates papal visit

A wall plaque was unveiled in the Basilica di Sant’Agostino, the “mother church” of the Augustinian Order in Rome, on St Augustine’s Day 2014 to commemorate the presence there exactly a year earlier by Pope Francis to open the 184th general Chapter of the Order of St Augustine.

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Province of Cebu - 30th anniversary year

A series of celebrations throughout 2014 under the title of “Filipino Augustinians @ 30: Living in Community, Serving God in Freedom under Grace” commemorates the thirtieth anniversary of the Augustinian Province of Cebu.

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Cebu Augustinian Photo Gallery

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Korean Augustinians join papal visit celebrations

Pope Francis visited South Korea on 14-18th August 2014, and the local Augustinians joined in the celebrations. Six of them participated in a special liturgy for male and female Religious.

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450 years of Augustinians in the Philippines

The Augustinians in the Philippines held an international conference as part of "450 Kaplag" in Cebu City on 25-28 April 2015.

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Asia-Pacific prospects 2015

The Order of St Augustine has operated in the Asia-Pacific continuously for 450 years since 1565, and also first reached the Indian sub-continent in 1572.

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Italian earthquake aftermath

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