The Centre for Augustinian Spirituality is at St. John Stone House, Greystanes (in western Sydney, NSW, Australia). It serves as a resource of Augustinian spirituality for members of the Order in Australia as well as for people in Augustinian parishes and schools. The Centre is also a spirituality resource in the Parramatta diocese where it is located.
Augustine experienced God as found within one's self and therefore in the heart of each other as well. The Augustinian ideal is one of friendship lived in community. At St. John Stone House we aspire to "honour God in one another" (The Rule of St Augustine I,8) by offering hospitality and a shared vision of faith.
The vision the spirituality ministry team seeks to develop is the vision of the Gospels. Each spirituality is a window on the Gospel and Augustinian spirituality is such a window.
The Augustinians who live at the Centre assist persons and groups in their spiritual journey via activities such as: spiritual direction, meditation, courses and workshops, retreats and parish programs. There is comfortable accommodation for up to five visitors at a time.
The Centre's support to the spirituality of the Augustinians and Augustinian ministries includes the organization and distribution of resources on St. Augustine, workshops on St. Augustine, Augustinian style directed retreats and formation and training for lay ministers in their home parishes.
The Centre is conducted by Fr Paul Maloney OSA (Director), asisisted by Fr John McCall OSA and Br Paul SkippenOSA.
If you would like to contact or visit this oasis of quiet and hospitality in suburban Sydney the community would be happy to hear from you.
"You have created us and
directed us towards Yourself, O Lord, and our hearts are restless until
they rest in You."
Augustinian Centre for Spirituality, Greystanes
A small oasis of quiet and hospitality in suburban Sydney, the Augustinian Centre at Greystanes seeks to assist persons and groups of all faith backgrounds in their spiritual journey. The Augustinian community offers spiritual direction, reflection days, courses in prayer, meditation and personal development, and individual residential directed retreats. (Concessions are available for all events. Evening classes are 7.45-9.15 pm)
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