January 31, 2020

In recent weeks the Augustinians have announced that we will be withdrawing from the parish of St Joseph’s, Edinburgh, soon after Easter 2020. Sadly, this will bring to an end our presence in Scotland.

The community of three friars will be taking up new appointments. In...

January 20, 2020

On the 8th of January Adrian Chiles had an article in The Guardian. It was a reminiscence of his journey of faith and of how he was helped by Fr Ben. Here is the final paragraph:

‘Just be still: all you have to do is be still and the truth will come to you. That’s all t...

December 11, 2019

The Province of England & Scotland celebrated on December 10th at St Augustine's Church, Hammersmith, the Simple Profession of Vows of Brother David Tan as his spiritual novitiate year was ending. 


He made his Simple Profession of Vows as an Augustinian friar, and...

December 9, 2019

Fr Paul Graham O.S.A. and Sr Anne Olayemi Falola O.L.A. of the Africa Working Group of the Unions of Superior Generals, 6 Dec 2019

‘[You] can assist the community of nations on the way to peace, sisterhood and brotherhood...’. With these words, Pope Francis addressed th...

November 8, 2019

Our Augustinian Province of England & Scotland has been publishing online retreats with the online community of prayer Hozana.org since Advent 2018.

We invite you again to meditate with us for Advent 2019.

Receive a daily meditation written by a friar or a lay person fro...

September 11, 2019

Fr. Paul Graham has been elected as Assistant General to the
General Council of the Curia.

This is a great honour for the Province and we are delighted that the Prior General has asked Paul to assume this responsibility. We congratulate Fr. Paul on his new ministry and...

September 9, 2019

Monday, September 9, 2019, at their meeting in Rome of the 186th General Chapter of the Order of Saint Augustine, the chapter members reelected Alejandro Moral Antón, OSA as Prior General. We offer our heartfelt gratitude to Alejandro for accepting this service to cont...

August 30, 2019

Fr Patrick Benignus (Ben) O’Rourke OSA died peacefully last Sunday at 10.00pm in St Joseph’s Home, 3 days after celebrating his 90th birthday.

He was ordained in 1956 and posted to Austin Friars School, Carlisle, until 1981 where he taught English and become Headmaster....

August 30, 2019

In the picture: the General Council of our Order

We are pleased to inform our friends and readers that the 186th General Chapter will begin in Rome, on Sunday 1st September, at the headquarters of the Augustinians (Via Paolo VI, right next to the colonnade of St. Peter’...

August 21, 2019

Since your ordination in 1956 you have never stopped ministering. In these sixty-three years your three major periods of ministry are spread over Austin Friars School, Carlisle, then St Mary’s Harborne, Birmingham, and finally Clare Priory. In each of these you are rem...

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