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 28, 2019

 Extract from the book 'Making Room for Others'.

This article appeared in Our Sunday Visitor (May 15, 1988), and was originally written to coincide with the 16th centenary of the conversion of St Augustine in 1986.

Imagine a young man in his early 30s, capable, intellige...

August 28, 2019

David Brooks is a journalist with the New York Times and a non-practising Jew.  In 2013, in his early fifties, his life fell apart.  He separated from his wife of 27 years, with whom he had three children. It left him feeling alone and adrift, and desperate.


A talk by Jean Maynard entitled "Sheepfolds for Lost Sheep - Catholic Missions in Nineteenth Century Inner London".

Jean is the author of "The Saint of Hoxton", about the former parish priest of St Monica's, Fr Michael Kelly (d.1914) and the Beginnings of St Monica's Pa...

Between June 19 and 25, Barbara Sierp, Helen Hughes, Chris Gent and Luis Arana from from Our Lady of Good Counsel, Clare, and Chris Dempsey from St Joseph’s, Broomhouse, Edinburgh, joined by Fr Gladson Dabre O.S.A., attended the IV International Congress of Lay Augusti...

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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