You have been told, O man, what is good, and what the LORD requires of you: Only to do the right and to love goodness, and to walk humbly with your God. (Mic. 6:8)
In addition to the teaching apostolate, Augustinians are engaged in several specialized ministries with particular focus on issues involving justice, peace and the poor in our society.
Maintaining a presence at the United Nations enables Augustinians to monitor matters related to human rights issues and give voice to promoting goals that empower those most at risk and in need in our world.
He who has compassion on the poor lends to the LORD, and he will repay him for his good deed. (Prov. 19:17)
The Province of St. Thomas conducts several urban ministries serving the needs of those who, due to language barriers and economic hardships, find it difficult to locate resources to which they can apply for help. Where resources are lacking, these ministries seek to direct people to the appropriate resource and where there is a gap, to fill it. The range of services run from a health clinic to ESL classes and afterschool programs to legal guidance to educate and inform the poor about their rights.
For I was… in prison and you visited me. (Mt. 25: 35-36)
The prison ministry offers spiritual support to those in prison as well as their families.
I give you a new commandment: Love one another as I have loved you. (Jn. 13:34)
These ministries spring from principles rooted in the Gospel and Catholic social teaching. Through collaboration with other institutions, professional and student health and law volunteers and many other lay volunteers, these ministries serve disadvantaged members of our society.
For more information, see the pages for these ministries.