From Ash Wednesday till Easter, we are inviting you to live the Lent Season in the light of Community, a key value of Augustinian spirituality.
Journey through Lent with the Augustinians.
In Augustine friendship and community are closely linked. Both express the value of relationships and the ‘other' as a place of encounter with God. Both demand a movement away from self and an honoring of the other. The role of friendship in his life shines through every phase of that life and he expresses eloquently his esteem for friendship with a deep fascination for that theme.
“In all situations, in every place and time, one should have friends and seek them out”
- (De Ordine II, 8, 25).
In fact, the aspects of friendship for Augustine are values needed in community, as well: agreement and accord, benevolence and mutual love.
You'll receive reflections on Ash Wednesday, Fridays, Sundays and Holy Week, written by a member of our community, based on the readings of the day.
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Prayer from the retreat
A prayer of St Augustine
Blessed are those who love you, O Lord, and love their friends in you and their enemies because of you.
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