What we do and why we do it…
The key elements of the Augustinian tradition;
• A strong sense of Christian community and friendship.
• The restless search for God, for his love and truth.
• The invitation to form communities to embody Gospel ideals and the challenge of St. Augustine to be “one in mind and heart on our way to God” ( St. Augustine).
• To offer companionship to men and women making their journey to the heart.
• To serve the local church, adapting ministry to the needs of the time.
Today you will find Irish Augustinians working in a wide variety of apostolates such as, parishes / schools /foreign missions / retreats / hospitals / youth apostolate / caring for the elderly / WOW( Word on Web… Adult Faith education ) etc.,We work in the following four parishes…
Ballyboden, Dublin; www.goodcounselparish.ie
Meath Street, Dublin and Galway city..
Augustinians are caring for two secondary schools, Dungarvan and New Ross. For more info on Education,just click on www.goodcounselcollege.ie or on www.staugustinescollege.ie or on a more global scale, click on www.augnet.org
Mission work in Nigeria, Kenya and Ecuador… and also in RSA (Sth.Africa) with a Project for the Poor, being run by Fr. Michael Mernagh and his team. Michael resides in 90 Meath Street when not on the job and is heavily involved also with SICCDA, a well-known South Inner City Citizens Development Association.
In the United States, Fr. John P.Grace does great work with the Knights of Columbus and is the Director of Chaplains Programs & Development at their Headquarters in New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.A. Find out more at www.kofc.org or email: www.kofc.org/chaplains The Supreme Chaplain , +Bishop WilliamLori, is the Bishop of Bridgeport in Connecticut and John is his assistant.
Retreats … Orlagh team and others from various communities.. www.orlagh.ie
Hospitals… Drogheda and St.Patrick’s, Dublin…
WANTED … One more Augustinian ! Caring for the elderly… the order has one dedicated centre for senior citizens on the old Abbey grounds in Grantstown near New Ross, Co. Wexford. It is run by Fr. Kevin O’Leary, osa and his team. Our men in Meath Street Parish, Fr.Niall Coghlan, PP. Fr.Richie Goode CC, and Bro. Bernard Twomey,together with the Parish Sister … Sr. Brigid Phelan, are involved in a big way with the long established Little Flower Centre, Meath Street — a registered Charity (tel:01-4536621 or 01-4546795) –which supplies over a hundred and fifty hot meals daily to patrons of the ‘Penny Dinners’ as well as having two ‘Meals on Wheels’ vans on the road to help old folk in flats living on their own. The Centenary of the Little Flower Centre is coming up in 2012. Sr. Bridget’s war-cry is …“all donations gratefully received and acknowledged !” They will shortly have a web-site where you can read all about it.
Word on Web (WOW)… Scripture based Adult faith Education. Check it out www.wordonweb.org
For more information on our apostolates… go to www.augustinianyouthministry.ie and click on the ‘ what we do ‘ tab…
If you want to see where other Augustinians work, just click on the contact us tab…