Pope Francis Lauds the Joy of Augustinians
“I would like to say to you, first of all, that I appreciate in you the joy of being Augustinians: ‘Happy to serve the Most High in the spirit of humility’ — it would seem to be a Franciscan motto, but, in reality, it’s simply evangelical.”
These were the words of Pope Francis on September 12, 2019, as he received in audience — in the Clementine Hall of the Apostolic Palace — the participants in the 186th General Chapter of the Order of Discalced Augustinians.
The Holy Father recalled the long traditions of the group, starting with St. Augustine. And he stressed