Welcome to this website about St Augustine of Hippo and the Order of Saint Augustine.

22nd Anniversary


HP005 En513 Ag843c 150WThis Augnet website was first launched on 2 April 2002. 

For the second time since then the website has been completely rebuilt technically. This new site can be read on ipads and smart phones, and reshapes itself to their dimensions and to their vertical and horizontal formats.

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daily bread

All my desire is before You, Lord, and not all before human beings. Let your desire be always before God. And your Father Who sees all in secret will repay you. For your constant desire is your prayer; if your desire is constant, so is your prayer constant.

St Augustine, On Psalm 37, 14. 

Cling to God with love so that your life may grow. Hold fast to the faithful, certain, great and everlasting promises of God, and to the unshakeable and ineffable gift of His forebearance.

St Augustine, Letter 248. 

Let me seek You, O Lord, calling upon you. And let me call upon you, believing in You, for you have been preached to us. My faith calls upon you – a faith that you inspired in me through by the coming of your Son through the ministry of Your preacher.

St Augustine, Confessions 1, 1, 397-401 AD.

Have we sinned? Let us correct ourselves! The way has not yet ended; the day is not over. For human and tolerable sins God has established in the Church a time of mercy for distributing daily medicine. It occurs when we pray, “Forgive is our trespasses.”

St Augustine Sermon 17, 5. 

We were sick and could not move. And so the heavenly Physician came to the patient; the way was prepared for the wanderer. Let us be saved by Him; let us walk with Him.

St Augustine, Sermon on John 2, 13. 

He Who has given us the gift of being also gives us the gift of being good. He gives it to those who have turned back to Him. He even sought them out before they were converted and when they were far from His ways.

St Augustine, On Psalm 103 (4), 2. 

Although the lost sheep could lose itself while wandering, it could not find itself. If would not have been found if the mercy of the shepherd had not sought it out. Similarly, the prodigal son was also sought out and raised by the One Who gives life to everyone.

St Augustine, On Psalm 77, 24. 

Just imagine the incredible kindness and mercy of Christ. He was the only Son, but he did not want to remain alone. So that humans might be born of God, God was born of humans. He is through Whom we are born, and through Whom we are to be re-created.

St Augustine, Sermon on John 2, 13. 

We are your little flock, Lord; we belong to You. Spread your wings that we make take refuge under them. Be our glory, and let us be loved for Your sake, and let your Word be revered in Your midst.

St Augustine, Confessions 10, 36, 397-401 AD.


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Life of Augustine

In this first major section of Augnet, the first three parts move through events in his life in a chronological order - his early years in Africa, his formative years in Italy, and the rest of his life back in Africa. The fourth part examines some general matters that span much of his life. The fifth part presents a view of the social, political and religious environment in which Augustine lived. 


The works of Augustine

This second major section of Augnet describes the work that Augustine performed by writing, preaching and pastoral activity. It adds the finer detail that was not included in the previous biographical section. The work of Augustine is not only the five million words in his books, letters and sermons that still exist, but also his achievement through his influence in many areas of human thought and Western tradition.


The Order of St Augustine

This third major section of Augnet features successively the nature of the Order, especially its Augustinian spirituality, charism and community life. There are also pages upon its spiritual tradition and its saints, and on the fraternal bonds that bind its members together in overr fortty nations of the world. Some of its lay associations are also included.


The History of the Order

This fourth major section of Augnet features the history of the Order of Saint Augustine during more than 750 years. Successively it looks at the international, regional and local levels of the Order. A section focuses on places on all five continents where the Order has served. Its final section then offers the biography of numerous members over the centuries who have made their mark on history and upon the Order.


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