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Monday, 16 November 2015 22:43

Augustinians celebrate 30 years of service in Korea

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augustinians logo 150The Augustinians recently marked the 30th anniversary of the arrival of the first friars in Korea - two Australian and two English priests, one of whom still serves in Korea today.

The opening acknowledgment of the thirtieth anniversary was linked to the feast of St Augustine on 28 August, and was followed on 10 September 2015, which is the feast day of the Augustinian saint, Nicholas of Tolentine. The latter occasion saw the formal acceptance into Augustinian community living of two more Korean candidates for the Order, aged 37 and 34 years.

The final anniversary commemoration will occur on 30 December 2015 to coincide with the ordination to the priesthood of one Korean Augustinian and the ordination to diaconate of two other community members.

The Augustinians are one of the pioneering missionary orders involved in the evangelisation in East Asia and have maintained an active presence in the region over four hundred years. Even so, it was only in 1985 that the OSA came to the already well-established and active Korean Church.

Read the full article at the website of the Australian Province of the Augustinians.