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It happens that the wicked think about eternity, and rightly condemn many things, and also praise many other things in the customs of men. With what norms do they judge this but with those that they understand to be the manner of living, even though they themselves may not practice it? De…...

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September 2014. FILIPINAS

The Augustinian Recollects Launch the Celebration of Their 4th Centenary in Cavite

On August 18 the town of Amadeo was all aglow with the opening event of the three-year celebration (2014-2017) of the 4th Centenary of Augustinian Recollect ministry in Cavite City and the 50th anniversary of San Sebastian College - Recoletos in the same city.

September 2014. ITALIA

La hora de la Formación Permanente

In connection with the movilization that has been carried out by the Augustinian Recollects with…

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Institutes of the Order

The Institutes of the Order have been functioning for more than half a century and they have as their objective the investigation and dissemination of the thought of St. Augustine and of the charismatic value of the Augustinian Recollection both within and outside of the Order. At present there are two institutes, namely, the Institute of Spirituality and Augustinian Recollect History and the Institute of Augustinology.

1. Institute of Spirituality and Augustinian Recollect History

Origin

The Institutes have been in function for more than half a century. The oldest is the Historical Institute of the Order which was created in 1956 by the Prior General at the time, Fr. Eugenio Ayape. A few years later, in 1966, Fr. Ángel Almárcegui, founded the Augustinian Recollect Institute of Spirituality. The goals of both institutes were both very similar. Both were dedicated to investigate and disseminate, within and outside of the Order, the charismatic values of the Augustinian Recollection.

Beginning in 1978, both institutes employed the same vehicle of communication, the journal Recollectio. The General Chapter of 2004 approved the merger of both institutes. This was achieved in 2006 under the title, Institute of Spirituality and Augustinian Recollect History. The journal, Recollectio, which is published annually, would serve as the channel of communication for the new entity. The membership is made up of an appropriate number vocals and collaborators and the seat of the Institute is General Curia in Rome.

Activity

The goals of the Institute are:
- Investigate whatever pertains to the history of the Augustinian Recollect family
- Promote among the religious, especially in the houses of formation, an interest in the investigation of the history and spiritual tradition of the Order
- Disseminate the results of these investigations through publications, participation in congresses, conferences, courses, and other appropriate media.

 

2. Institute of Augustinology

Origin

In1954, Fr. Eugenio Ayape created the institution, Revista AUGUSTINUS, as the fruit of the XVI Centenary of the Birth of St. Augustine. The journal was launched in 1956 and, since that date, has consistently promoted the study and diffusion of the thought of St. Augustine. The General Chapter of 1968 gave to this institute the name of Instituto AUGUSTINUS with the following functions:


a) Prepare and form a group of specialists in Augustinian studies
b) Consider the journal, AUGUSTINUS, to be its channel of communication
c) Function as the center for the diffusion and investigation of Augustinian thought.

Since October of 1994, the Institute AUGUSTINUS adopted the title, Institute of Augustinology whose specific purpose is investigation and diffusion of the thought of St. Augustine.

Activities

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- Investigation and diffusion of the thought of St. Augustine by means of the publication of AUGUSTINUS; the publication has become a world-wide point of reference and has achieved prestige as a publication of solid scientific value

- Promote Augustinian studies and investigation in such studies by religious of the Order; more than 30 have published in the journal.

- Collaboration in the publication of the complete works of St. Augustine in the BAC series, re-edition of depleted numbers, and preparation of new editions

- Participation of members of the Institute in conferences, courses of study and Augustinian spiritual exercises for the different branches of the Order.

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