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What is Augustinian Discernment?

A million different life paths to choose from. What does God want for my life? Every tough life decisions seems to come with multiple good options. What choice does God want?

What does Augustine have to say?

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Liturgy of the Word: The Creed

by Jeremy Hiers, OSA This post is part of a series called The Mass: An Augustinian Perspective offered on AugustinianSpirituality.org. Unity is a core value of the Augustinian way of life. When we gather together for Mass, we gather together with people who are different from us and people who may have slightly different beliefs […]

Liturgy of the Word: The Homily

by Jeremy Hiers, OSA This post is part of a series called The Mass: An Augustinian Perspective offered on AugustinianSpirituality.org. The word homily means “explanation” in Greek. The liturgical practice of explaining Scripture is rooted in ancient Jewish custom. In the early Church, the bishop typically was the one who celebrated Sunday Mass and gave […]

Making Fishers of Men

by Jeremy Hiers, OSA When I was just beginning to discern a call to religious life, I came upon a song on the radio that would significantly impact my understanding of the call I was experiencing. The song was I Want to Make the World Turn Around by the Steve Miller Band. Some of the […]

Liturgy of the Word: The Readings

by Jeremy Hiers, OSA This post is part of a series called The Mass: An Augustinian Perspective offered on AugustinianSpirituality.org. Lay theologian Edward Sri notes that “the Bible does not simply talk about God, but is God’s own speech.”[1]. In the Liturgy of the Word, we encounter the words of God spoken personally to each […]

Was Augustine a Monk? (Part 3)

by Brian Lowery, OSA Editors Note: This posting was is part of a class given by Fr. Brian Lowery, OSA titled “The Spirituality of the Rule of Saint Augustine” in March 2018 as part of the Augustinian Spirituality Course. Augustine had never heard of monastic life until an African friend in Milan, Ponticianus, told him […]

What Saints Surround You?

by Jeremy Hiers, OSA In times of pain and suffering, one can often feel lonely and isolated. This is especially true when facing illness, grief over a loved one, or rejection. Saint Rita without a doubt experienced feelings of isolation and loneliness as she faced many struggles in her life; struggles that were not much […]

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