The Augustinians are a religious Order in the Catholic Church whose special call it is to live together in communities of love, humility, friendship and sharing, a focus they share with the ministries they serve.
Inspired by the teaching and spirituality of St. Augustine of Hippo they came to Australia from Ireland in 1838, and have served here in every form of Pastoral Ministry since then.
Currently they have the care of five Parishes along the East Coast of Australia, as well as two Secondary Colleges and a Spirituality Centre. They came to the Parish of South Yarra in 1976 where they have become the inspiration of its Social Outreach to the poor, the homeless and the disadvantaged.
AN AUGUSTINIAN PARISH VALUES…
- offering a personal and unconditional welcome to all and the opportunity for friendship and social interaction in different contexts
- the personal attributes of its members and the diversity of gifts they bring: their expertise and talents; their commitment and sense of shared responsibility and loyalty
- commitment to social justice within and beyond our immediate community
- the opportunities and encouragement provided for leadership and service in different ministries in the parish and broader community
- the leadership and service of the ordained ministers, religious and Parish Associates, support staff and volunteers
- the history and traditions of our faith drawn together under the Augustinian charism
- the ecumenical diversity of different faith traditions in the wider community
- meeting the challenges of the times, being open to change, and responding constructively
- the responsible stewardship of its resources