AUGUSTINIAN BULLETIN BOARD -February 2003
Carried by Christ the divine being
Christ is day. If you don't recognize him here, listen to a wise old man; if you still lack understanding, young man, whoever you may be, listen to the white hairs of truth. That old man Simeon observed the infant Lord Christ who was being carried by his mother, and was holding heaven together. He observed how tiny he was, he knew how great he was, and he took him in his arms, because he had received a reply from God that he would not see death until he had seen the Christ of the Lord. He took him in his arms and said, now you will let your servant, Lord, go in peace according to your word, because my eyes have seen your salvation. So, proclaim the good news of day from day, his salvation. This, you see, is what Simeon was saying: "The one I was waiting for has come; what am I doing here any longer?" He took him, being on the point of being taken by him. He was carrying Christ the human being, he was being carried by Christ the divine being.Sermon 217, 6
AUGUSTINIAN FEASTS Link
Augustinians - Saints and Blessed
3 February - Blessed Stephen Bellesini
7 February - Blessed Anselmo Polanco
Congratulations to Fr Michael Morahan osa who celebrates 25th anniversary of ordination on 4th February and Fr Tony Banks osa who celebrates 25th anniversary of religious profession on 6th February.
INTERNATIONAL YOUTH GATHERING - GUADARRAMA, SPAIN (near Madrid) 30TH JULY - 5 AUGUST 2003
Augustinian youth gatherings are for people aged 18-28 who have a connection with the Order of St Augustine and who wish to explore their spiritualty in an encounter with people from across the world.
They continue a tradition of encounter and prayer. In light of September 11 and the present troubles in our world the accent in 2003 is on justice in our time and the hope that common purposes, hearts set together on God, and the ministry of the members of our Church across the world might set a better hope for the future. These are themes dear to the hearts of all Augustinians.
For further information please contact Fr Tony Banks osa. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
AUGUSTINIAN COMMUNITY, MAREEBA
The Augustinians have a long and rich association with the Diocese of Cairns. It began with the arrival of Fr John Hutchinson O.S.A. and his two companions at Cooktown in 1884.
Subsequently, the Augustinian presence extended to all the existing mainland parishes of the Diocese. Today, however, the Parishes of Mareeba and Dimbulah are the only parishes in the Diocese, which are still served by the Augustinians.
With this background, St Thomas's Priory, Mareeba is now offering an opportunity for single men to experience a period of simple community life in the Augustinian tradition with time for prayer, parish work, recreation and personal pursuits.
For further information contact:
Robert Greenup O.S.A.
Congratulations to Ralph Madigan and Arthur Collins who were elected as the Cairns Diocesan Representatives to the Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Catholic Council at their recent Assembly at Kinka Beach.
The parish website has been listed as a RECOMMENDED site on the Catholic Telecommunications network. This produced several emails being sent to the parish from people who consequently logged into our site. They were all very complimentary. The following were typical:
"Congratulations to you and the team. I have just been to your fabulous site. Apologies if I am one of thousands who are emailing you. However, it is just superb-and I am very judicious of my praise of websites...for quite a while I way writing reviews of sites for a magazine."
"....it's fantastic and a credit to you all. It's a great model of communication as well as a model of the various ministries that are undertaken by your community. I especially liked access to the parish Bulletin."
"...congratulations on your website-it's a terrific source of information on the parish and all your activities-a really good model for other parishes and groups."
AUGUSTINIAN CENTRE FOR SPIRITUALITY