Hello. The introduction is big so go to the last paragraph if you want the questions.
The people who know my posting history know that I am a University student discerning his Vocation, and that I have certain attraction (false or legitimate) to the Jesuits and the Agustinians among the consecrated life.
Well, some days ago I was researching about the Agustinians of the Assumption (A.A.) an Order which built a well-known Shrine here in Argentina, and what captivated me about them is:
(A) Their evangelizing and vanguardist approach. They were created after the French Revolution, and afterwards ministered in Orthodox countries and later in Soviet Communism.
(B) Mentioning Christ as the center of their spirituality. Like, I really like some’s Orders’s spiritualities, but their descriptions often omit or blurr their christian foundation. This does not.
Anyway, I wanted to know if any of you know any Assumptionist. What are your experiences with them? Could you see their Charism in action? Do they have some secular apostolates or are they more of a “traditional priestly” order?
I probably won’t enter any seminary or novitiate until after ending my secular career, like 5 years down the road (unless God says otherwise), so this thread is just to satisfy my curiosity really. But I am still interested.