Augustijns Historisch Instituut

On the Augustinian Order

A young Augustinian Father, Norbertus Teeuwen OSA (1910-1973), thought it was a pity and a shame that so little research had been made on the history of the Order, although many sources were available in various Augustinian libraries and archives. His interest in this topic resulted in the stencilling of Augustiniana, a journal he published with the help of his family in the 1940′s.

In the second year of Augustiniana (in 1952), Norbertus Teeuwen OSA began the publication of the Bibliography of the History of the Augustinian Order since 1945.

Upon his death in 1973, Albéric de Meijer OSA, and initially also Martijn Schrama OSA, continued this work. On the 25th anniversary of the journal Augustiniana(1976), both authors revised and extended the bibliography under the title Bibliographie Historique de l’Ordre de Saint-Augustin.

The complete works of A. K. de Meijer himself, who died on February the 1st of 2004 in Eindhoven, can be found in Augustiniana 55 (2005), 1-2. This is also the last issue dedicated to the Bibliographie historique de l’Ordre de Saint-Augustin. It contains A.K. de Meijer’s very last work on his bibliography before his death. Since then, the bibliography is no longer published in the journal, but it is kept up-to-date by the Institute and its results are made available online