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Mission Statement

We, the Augustinians of the Province of Our Mother of Good Counsel, are members of the worldwide Order of St. Augustine in the Roman Catholic Church. Centered in the Eucharist and prayer, we search for God in community by sharing our lives, goods and spiritual journey with each other and the people of God. In harmony of mind and heart on our journey toward God, our experience of common life flows into and shapes our ministries. We continue to serve the Church in schools, parishes and missions as we seek to discern new paths of service to which God calls us.


Vision for the Future

Since 1905, across the Midwest United States, from Tulsa to Detroit to St. Louis to Chicago to Racine to New Lenox and back, over 220 Augustinians have given their lives to serve the Church. Eighty-one Augustinians in solemn vows and eleven men in formation currently serve the Province. Of them, there are 28 retired and infirm Augustinians that together have dedicated over 1,100 years of service to the Church and the community.

The world wants what Augustinians provide--Truth, Unity, and Love of our brothers and sisters. Augustinians of the Midwest will continue to be a source of hope and integrity in a world needing more of both. With God’s help and your support, in 10 years we envision the following:

  • 55-60 Augustinians serving thousands of families and individuals in schools and parishes;

  • The majority of these 60 Augustinians will earn an income to help sustain the Province;

  • 4 to 5 Augustinians in each of four schools;

  • 3 to 4 Augustinians in each of nine parishes;

  • Ongoing service in the Augustinian tradition to tens of thousands of people;

  • Further development of the Peruvian Vicariate toward emergence as a separate Province

 


Find out how much God has given you and from it take what you need; the remainder is needed by others.
— Saint Augustine


The main reason for your coming together is to be of one mind and one heart on the way to God.
— St. Augustine