What is the Augustinian Recollect Secular Fraternity?
· It is a call to live
Christian holiness within the context of their secular life the charism of the
· It is a living cell with
its own personality and through which the members, moved by the Holy Spirit,
place themselves at the service of the Church.
· It is part of the
Augustinian Recollect Family which collaborates with the religious in the work
of evangelization, and in the promotion of vocations and the charism of the
Order while, at the same time, participating in the spiritual benefits of the
· It is a community of
brothers and sisters living the same Rule of Life and Statutes approved by the
What do they do?
· Inspire daily life from
the perspective of faith and love.
· Live personal and
· Adopt a process of
process of spiritual life and permanent formation.
· Live family life with
· Participate in meetings
(prayer, formation, fraternal life, mission).
· Celebrate the feasts of
the Order and spiritual retreats.
· Offer spiritual
assistance and fraternal contact to the community of religious.
· Collaborate, according to
their ability, in the apostolic and social activities of the Order.
Some characteristics of the spirituality of the lay
· Union with Christ through
the action of the Holy Spirit.
· Priority and dynamic of
· Reading of Sacred
Scripture, sacramental life and prayer.
· An attitude of
interiority and conversion.
· Reference to the
teachings of St. Augustine, the charism and history of the Order.
· Humility and an attitude
of gratitude and self-denial.
· Filial devotion to Mary,
Mother of Consolation.
· Communion with the Church
and commitment to its evangelizing mission.
· Search for holiness in
family life, work and social activities.
· Promotion of peace,
justice, companionship and solidarity.
· Fraternal life among the
members of the group.
· Friendship, trust,
fidelity, sincerity and mutual understanding.
· Promote knowledge of the
saints of the Order.