Exploring prayer

Through prayer, we connect with God in the depths of our hearts and are slowly transformed through His love.

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Augustine on the pursuit of happiness

Saint Augustine famously said that we are restless until we rest in God and the discovery of his life is that true happiness can only be found in God.

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Augustine on friendship

Saint Augustine believed that in this world two things are essential: life and friendship.

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Augustine on community

In the year 397, Augustine wrote a rule of common life for lay Christians where he shares a model for Christian community.

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Augustine on prayer

Saint Augustine believed that prayer should constantly flow through the life of a Christian, expressing our constant desire for God.

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Meet the Friends of Augustine, a community inspired by the way of life of Saint Augustine.

Our life of prayer

In prayer, we use the model of Saint Augustine which is relational and embraces God as our constant companion.

Union with God

In his Confessions, St. Augustine writes that his experience taught him that God was closer to him than Augustine was to himself. In prayer, we become one with others and there is a union of hearts which binds us together in solidarity and love. Prayer for St. Augustine is one of the ways we become one heart and one mind in God.

Union with each other

We believe that we are never alone but always in community and communion with each other. In prayer, we dialogue with Jesus Christ, the teacher within. A time of quiet and contemplation assists us to listen to the healer of our souls. Christ the doctor.

Hearing the word

Through Scripture, we are truly in dialogue with God and our community. An Augustinian approach to prayer is not just to connect with God but to allow God to change us as we reflect on what we hear. Personal prayer is an opportunity to slow down and listen to what we have heard in our dialogues with others and with the Teacher within.

Moving outwards in love

In prayer God always guides, teaches, heals and transforms us to move beyond self and bring others into that experience of transformation. Because of prayer, we receive the courage to love, heal, preach and live out the Gospel of Christ.