The Augustinians of the Midwest are encouraged to mark the United Nations' International Day of Families, May 15, in their communities and ministries. The Augustinians invite and encourage all who identify with Augustinian spirituality and traditions to do likewise.
This Day highlights many of the family values that form a basic part of Catholic moral teaching.
The observance recognizes the importance of the family as the basic unit of society. The International Day of Families provides an opportunity to promote awareness of issues relating to families and can become a powerful mobilizing factor on behalf of families in all countries, allowing them to lobby for the protection and support of family issues appropriate to each society.