Augustinians Support Human Rights Day: December 10, 2016

Augustinians Support Human Rights Day:  December 10, 2016

Human Rights Day, December 10, 2016, reminds Augustinian friars that they are called to take a stand to defend and promote the basic human rights of all persons.  Augustinians invite and encourage all who identify with Augustinian spirituality and traditions to do likewise.  Human Rights Day 2016 marks the 68th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Declaration was adopted December 10, 1948.

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"Sorry, son. You can't be a priest."

"Sorry, son.  You can't be a priest."

“Sorry, son.  You can’t be a priest.  We don’t have enough money to send you to the seminary.”  Father John Merkelis, O.S.A., recently recounted, “My brother Mark wanted to be a priest.  There wasn’t enough money.  My brother Ernie wanted to be a priest.  There wasn’t enough money.  By the time I came around, my mom and dad got the message and said, ‘We better put some time into this.’”

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Conclusions from the 2016 Augustinian General Mid-Chapter in Nigeria

Conclusions from the 2016 Augustinian General Mid-Chapter in Nigeria

In September 2016, Augustinian leaders from around the world gathered in Abuja, Nigeria for the Order's General Mid-Chapter.  Significantly, the Augustinians made history this year as they became the first mendicant order to hold a chapter or mid-chapter held on the African continent!  Here is the concluding letter from the worldwide leader of Augustinians, Father Alejandro Moral Antón, O.S.A.

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Fr. Bernie Scianna OSA: Developing Plans and Cultural Experiences from the 2016 Augustinian General Mid-Chapter in Nigeria

Fr. Bernie Scianna OSA:  Developing Plans and Cultural Experiences from the 2016 Augustinian General Mid-Chapter in Nigeria

Father Bernie Scianna OSA writes a second update from the General Mid-Chapter in Nigeria with great updates about the many plans Augustinians across the world are collaborating each other.  From progress in our Peruvian missions to funding a scholarship for an Augustinian to study in Rome and more, there are plenty of big discussions happening.  Read now!

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