THE AUGUSTINIANS IN THE CZECH LANDS: 750 YEARS IN SERVICE OF THE GOSPEL

AND WE ARE PART OF HISTORY!

The Augustinians we have been in what is now the Czech Republic for over 750 years. So many friars and sisters, so many projects, so much work had been undertaken over these centuries. And, now, it is up to us - not only the Augustinians but the whole extended "Augustinian family" including our families, friends, benefactors, parishioners; in other words, all who are close to us. During this coming year beginning in March and ending in December we wish to remind you of various events important to us as Augustinians laboring now for the glory of God and the spread of the gospel in the Czech Republic. Our Anniversary jubilee will be commemorated in the various monasteries throughout the country.

At Svata Dobrotiva we will open our jubilee year on March 24 marking the traditional date of Our Lady's appearance to Lord Ulrich of Valdek who invited the Augustinians to the Czech lands in 1262. At Svata Dobrotiva the 15th Annual Marian Pilgrimage on May 19th will take place followed on June 30th with the visit of Cardinal Duka, OP, who will confer the sacrament of Confirmation at Mass.


On April 23rd through the 26th the XVAnnual Augustinian Week will be held here at Saint Thomas, Prague.

On August 15th in Dolní Rocov the titular Patroness of the Church, Our Lady of the Assumption, willbe solemnly celebrated.


On September 28th in Běla pod Beždezem, the Solemnity of Saint Wencelaus coincides with the 300th Anniversary of the consecration of the Monastery Church.


Special tours of our former monasteries and churches in Domazlic (founded 1287), Melnik (1268) and Ceska Lipa (1623) will be organized. 

 

On November 13th in Saint Thomas Church, Prague, we will commemorate both the birthdate of Saint Augustine (AD 354) and the last consecration date of our Church (2004).

 

For further information concerning our jubille events please refer to www.augustiniani.cz Thank you for your participation