Order of St Augustine (Augustinians International)

Ordre de Saint Augustin (Augustins)
Orden de San Agustin (Agustinos)
Ordine di Sant'Agostino (Agostiniani)
Ordo Fratrum Sancti Augustini (OSA)

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1244, as a Catholic religious mendicant order of men by the merger of several groups of hermits, including: Williamites – Guillemites, created 1155, Pisa (Italy), by William of Malval and Bonites, set up by Blessed Jean Buoni. Papal Bull uniting the Order promulgated 4th May 1256, Rome (Italy), by Alexander IV, is referred to as 'Licet Ecclesiae Catholicae' and refers only to the Order of Hermits, it was not enforced against nuns, whose convents remained autonomous. Name until 1969: Order of Hermits of St Augustine (Augustinians Hermits, Augustinian Friars) – Ordre des Ermites de Saint Augustin, or Hermits of St Augustine. Also known as Order of the Friars of St Augustine and as Austin Friars. Presence at the UN officially known as Augustinians International - Curia Generalizia Agostiniana.


Provide primary, secondary or domestic education; maintain missions; work through press and publications; carry out a variety of pastoral activities.


General Chapter; General Council. Institute of Augustinian Spirituality (Governance Committee). Commissions (9): Education; Finance; Initial Formation; Youth Encounters; Patristic Institute and Augustinian Studies; Laity; Vocations; Evangelization and Pastoral; Social Communications. Secretariat for Justice and Peace.

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GOAL 4: Quality Education



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