Fraternidad Seglar

Secular Augustinian Recollect Fraternity

The Secular Augustinian Recollect Fraternity is spread over 15 nations. It is currently composed of 111 local fraternities with 3,450 brothers and sisters who live their faith in the world with the desire to have one soul and one heart directed towards God.

The Secular Augustinian Recollect Fraternity is:

• A call to live Christian holiness from the secular life of its members, according to the Augustinian Recollect charism
• A living cell, with its own personality, whose members, moved by the Spirit, while in their homes and work, put themselves at the service of the Church
• A part of the Augustinian Recollect family that collaborates with the religious in the evangelization and in the promotion of vocations and the Recollect charism and participates at the same time in the spiritual goods of the Order
• A community of brothers that is governed by a Rule of Life and its own Statutes approved by the Church

The Secular Augustinian Recollect Fraternity is about:

• Giving meaning to everyday life through lived faith and love
• Personal and liturgical prayer
• Following a process of spiritual life and ongoing formation
• Living family life with joy
• Participating in meetings (prayer, formation, fraternal life, mission)
• Celebrating the festivities of the Order and spiritual retreats
• Having spiritual assistance and fraternal relationship with the religious community
• Collaborating according to their own possibilities in the apostolic and social activities of the Order

What defines a member of the Augustinian Recollect Secular Fraternity?

• Union with Christ through the action of the Holy Spirit
• Priority and dynamism of love
• Reading of Sacred Scripture, sacramental life and prayer
• Internalization and attitude of conversion
• Reference to the teachings of St. Augustine and the charism and history of the Order
• Humility, sense of gratuity and self-denial
• Filial Devotion to Mary, Mother of Consolation
• Communion with the Church and commitment in the evangelizing mission
• Sanctification in family life, work and social activities
• Instrument of peace, justice, coexistence and solidarity
• Fraternal life of the brothers and sisters of the group
• Friendship, trust, fidelity, sincerity and mutual understanding
• Testimony of the saints of the Order.