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The purpose of the Augustinian Order consists in this, that united harmoniously in brotherhood and spiritual friendship, we seek and worship God and work for the service of his people. In this way, we share in the Church’s work of evangelization bringing the Good News to the whole world so that we may thus transform the world from within. This is our witness. This site is designed especially for members of the Augustinian Family, and at the same time we hope that other visitors will feel at home and be able to learn something about who we are, our life, our spirituality, our commitment to building community and whiles you are here, you will also discover something about the myriad of ways that we serve others throughout the world.
THE AUGUSTINIAN MONASTERY
The Augustinian Monastery, JOS is now about 41 years (1976 – 2017). It is the mother house of all Augustinians in Nigeria, and has played host and home to almost all Nigerian Augustinians during formation and for some after formation. The decision to situate the Monastery at its present location came with the relocation of St Augustine’s Major Seminary from its temporary quarters in St. Michael’s, Nasarawa (Sabon Gwong) to the permanent site at Laranto, Jos in 1970. With the resolution taken at the Irish Augustinian Intermediate Chapter in 1971 that “the Order be founded in Nigeria, it was clear that an Augustinian student house close to the seminary would provide for Nigerian vocations to the Order and, accordingly, the present site of the Monastery was applied for in May 1972.