Friends of Saint Augustine is an association for people in Australia who seek participation in spirituality and in particular Augustinian spirituality with a desire to formalise their connection with the Augustinian world family.
In our busy world many people feel disconnected from their community and from each other. St Augustine of Hippo promoted personal and communal spirituality. He asks us to be attentive to our hearts where God dwells and to our community; by being of service to each other so as to contribute to the creation of a better society.
Augustine's spirituality has been a great medicine for people since the 4th Century and we believe it is still relevant to the needs of today. It is because of his spirituality and in response to our modern needs that Augustinian Friends was formed.
Who Was St Augustine?
Augustinian spirituality reflects the life story of Augustine and his experience of conversion. As a young man Augustine was restless and without direction. He pursued a long and painful search for truth that he hoped would provide him with rest. In his conversion at the age of thirty-three he felt his innermost heart lovingly spoken to by the Word of God. It was then he wrote 'our hearts are restless until they rest in you'.
What do Friends do?
Friends of St Augustine - Seeking God Together receive Amici a quarterly Newsletter and a Prayer Resource Guide.
Gatherings, as a community, are based on friendship, hospitality and prayer with discussions of Saint Augustine's writings and celebrations of Augustinian Feast Days.
Other opportunities include adult faith formation, local, national and international gatherings and community/charity work.