Conact: Dena Grant, Prefect; Darlene Jackson, Vice prefect
The Saint Augustine Sodality, organized in 1892, is the oldest society of women and men at Saint Augustine Roman Catholic Church. The Sodality endeavors to preserve the rich heritage of Saint Augustine’s as the Mother Church of African American Catholics in the Nations Capitol by seeking not only to nourish the spiritual lives of its members, but to reach out in loving response to the needs of its neighbors.
“Sodalis” is a Latin word which can be translated as a very close friend or associate, a companion who shares common principles and who works toward a common vision.
The Sodality seeks to provide a deep spiritual formation to its members and to foster a genuine love for Mary and for all humankind. It encourages its members to live virtuous lives and actively supports the sanctification of individual Sodalists to equip them for the work of building up the Kingdom of God on earth.
In order to further that important work, the Saint Augustine Sodality sponsors programs in liturgy, evangelization, ecumenism and community outreach. We proclaim our identity as Sodalists of Mary and as her children by promoting devotions to the rosary, by seeking to intimately know Christ Jesus through the intercession of his Blessed Mother, and by the example of our lives.