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Your body is not a prison, its corruption is. God made your body as something good because He is good; its corruption results from His justice, for He is Judge. Creation is a gift; weakness the result of punishment.Enarrationes in Psalmos 141, 18....
The XLVII World Communications Day is celebrated on the 12th of May. The message was signed by Pope Benedict XVI and focuses on social networks, which are presented as a new agora where a Christian shows the measure of his commitment and generosity.
The Augustinian Recollects are a religious order composed of approximately 1200 religious who, living the fraternal life in community, desire to follow Christ, chaste, poor and obedient. They search for the truth and serve the Church while seeking to grow in charity according to the charism of St. Augustine and the particular emphasis of the Recollection, a movement of interiority and evangelical intensity. Read more
The 205 communities which constitute the Order of Augustinian Recollects are distributed among 19 nations. Here you can access to the homes, parishes, schools and OAR residences directories around the world.
For the Augustinian Recollects fraternal living is very important. The community organizes its by preparing an “Ordo domesticus” or community project in which times of prayer in common are designated, community sharing and activities including diverse apostolic tasks are specified. The Augustinian Recollect who lives his particular charism in communion with the needs of the local church evangelizes and exercises his apostolic ministry. Read more
The life of the community is both contemplative and active. Both aspects are harmoniously integrated and are complementary. Contemplation and action are manifestations of a single love. The apostolic dimension of the OAR has always been distinguished by its missionary thrust. Read more