Category: Augustinians

About the order of saint Augustine in nigeria and their activities.

The Month of August is truly Augustinian, a Month the Augustinian family with great excitement joins the universal Church to specially celebrate the feasts of St. Monica (27th) and her son St. Augustine (28th). The amazing story of a mother …

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One cannot help but continually reflect on the story of St. Rita of Cascia and her miraculous rose flower, an event that is indeed an amazing testimony of her holiness and God’s love for her. The miracle of the rose …

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St. Augustine is famously known for his believe in the restlessness of the human heart; our hearts are restless until they rest in God, says St. Augustine. And Pope Francis reminds us never to let our hearts go to sleep …

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In the spirit of St. Augustine our holy father, we the Augustinians of the 21st century continue to promote the necessity of the inward journey. It is not about running away from the world but going into one’s self to …

An amazing joy of silence Read More »

Both the male and female religious in the Catholic Church are known to live a vowed life, they vow to live a life of poverty, chastity and obedience. A vow by its very nature binds us to something, and in …

Looking beyond the vows Read More »

The 14th day of the Month of September is a day set aside by the Catholic Church to celebrate the power, the exaltation and the victory of the cross. Celebrating an achievement is an exciting thing to do, and that …

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The Augustinians are easily recognised in the midst of many because of the habit, so also are other religious groups. A religious habit is a distinctive set of garments worn by members of a religious order, it is a form …

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Today, the 26 of April the Augustinians worldwide celebrates the feast of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of good counsel. We celebrate specially in Nigeria  today (26 April 2017)because we formally inaugurate the devotion in all our parishes. The Blessed …

Our Lady, Mother of good counsel devotion Read More »

The world and its fullness is God’s creation, everything he created was good. “And God said, ‘Let the earth put forth vegetation, plant yielding seed, and fruit trees bearing fruit in which is their seed, each according to its kind, …

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On February 2nd to February 6th 2015, the Augustinian Federation of Africa converged with one mind and one heart at Cotonou. It was a great gathering indeed as we spoke to ourselves about our chosen way of life. Rev. Fr. …

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Yesterday (28 Nov. 2016)in the Nigerian Province of St. Augustine of Nigeria, transfers were made, below is the list, and movement to the new communities is expected on or before the 10th of January 2017. MONASTERY Fr John Okafor Fr …

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Cicero, in his Pro Publio Sestio wrote that “History is the witness that testifies to the passing of time; it illumines reality, vitalizes memory, provides guidance in daily life and brings us tidings of antiquity”. So is the history of …

The history of the Augustinians in Nigeria (1916-2016) Read More »

January • January 3 – St. Fulgentius • January 4 – Bl. Christine of the Holy Cross • January 8 – Bl. Hugh of Gualdo Cattaneo • January 13 – Bl. Veronica of Binasco • January 18 – Bl. Christine of l’Aquila • January 23 – …

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The Augustinians worldwide gathered in Nigeria to celebrate the intermediate general chapter of the Order. It was almost two whole weeks celebration which started on 18th September 2016 to 30th September 2016. The Augustinian province of St. Augustine of Nigeria …

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The Augustinian friars of the province of St. Augustine of Nigeria came together once again with one mind and one heart for the 5th ordinary provincial chapter which was convoked by the prior provincial, Very Rev. Fr. Abubakar John O.S.A. …

The Augustinians in Nigeria meet again Read More »

The divine command to honour our our parents binds not only the children, I feel it has some binding force on the parents as well. This may be haevily subjective, but my feeling that one has to be honourable to …

Mother and child Read More »

St. Rita of Cascia, the saint of the impossible cases is widely honoured in the Catholic Church and particularly among the Augustinians; she is my favorite and she is popularly called Mama Rita in Nigeria. There are so many things …

Saint of the impossible Read More »

Living the religious life can be very interesting; it is sometimes very sweet and some other times frustrating, but that is life in general anyway. It is full of ups and down, but the journey must continue, he who endures …

Looking back in the religious life Read More »

The Augustinians, like other religious congregations make three vows; the vows of poverty, obedience and chastity (in celibacy). We manifest, we express our life of consecration to God through these religious vows. “We undertake the vows of chastity for the …

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An Augustinian friar is a Catholic who follows Christ Jesus in the Augustinian spirit and affiliated to the Order of St. Augustine. Though he is a member of the Augustinian family worldwide, he must be of a particular circumscription. So, …

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It is no longer news for one to hear that the religious crises that almost destroyed the northern part of Nigeria has left the two main religions in Nigeria (Christianity and Islam) suspicious of each other. So many groups and …

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I published something about St. Augustine’s biography on this blog, but it is interesting to read what the pope says about this great son of the Church. The Pope gave this talk in a general audience on Wednesday, 30 January …

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The growth in the Augustinian province of  St. Augustine of Nigeria in the last few years is unprecedented; we have continued to enjoy and celebrate the abundance of harvest by the grace of God. We cannot but thank God for …

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The Augustinian family is very large, beautiful and interesting one. I did not really know much about the size and beauty of this family until I became part of it, and since then I have not for one day regretted …

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A house for the Augustinians is far more than just a building made to live in, yes; laying bricks on top of each other with a roof on top does not defined what a house means to us as Augustinians. …

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The 28 day of August will ever remain a joyous one in the life of the Order of St. Augustine, it is the birthday of our holy father Augustine into heaven. The Church celebrates the feast of a saint on …

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The Pious Union of St. Rita of Cascia in the province of St. Augustine of Nigeria celebrated her national feast and pilgrimage at Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, South East of Nigeria. It was a three days celebration; 21 to 23 August, …

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The Augustinians of the Province of St. Augustine of Nigeria came together in Jos for a retreat with the theme; rediscovering our Augustinian identity. It was also an opportunity for us to come together in celebration of the year of …

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The Order of St. Augustine in the Catholic Church is traditionally interested in the educational apostolate, this should not surprise anyone because our holy father, St. Augustine was an intellectual and a teacher. In the spirit of St. Augustine, we …

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Talking about religious poverty reminds me of a question somebody once asked me; are there different kinds of priests in the Catholic Church? I did not hesitate to answer no. I answered no, not because I did not get exactly …

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Boko Haram has become a household name in Nigeria and in fact the world. It is a terrorist group that has terrorized Nigeria and its neighboring countries. This terrorism has set Nigeria backward, especially the north eastern part. I feel …

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In the religious life, the word “charism” is used to referred to the special character, mission, identity of  a particular religious group. Each religious Order or congregation is known for a particular thing, and that is their charism. A particular …

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The Augustinian emblem or logo is simple, beautiful and very meaningful. It tells the story of who we the Augustinians are; the followers of Christ Jesus in the spirit of St. Augustine. The emblem as you can see by your …

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St. Augustine, a great Son of Africa, a theologian, a philosopher, an intellectual icon, a man of God and the pride of the Catholic church was born on November 13, 354. He was born in a town of Thagaste in …

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At the mention of the word monastery several funny images becloud the minds of many people. For some persons it is the image of a very lonely and quite place where people don’t even talk or laugh with each other. …

Life in the Monastery Read More »

The Augustinians are men and women who follow God in the spirituality of St. Augustine. St. Augustine needs no further introduction, especially to students of Church history, Philosophy and Theology. Augustine was a scholar born in 354 AD in the …

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