We live in a very divided world. The level of division we are experiencing here in the United States can at times appear so deep we may wonder if there is any hope for healing and reconciliation, let alone unity. Saint Rita was married into a family that was rivals with another family. The rivalry […]
Editors Note: the following reflection was written by someone who has faced incarceration and was originally published in the newsletter Voices from Prison and the Edge, a publication of the Augustinian Defenders of the Rights of the Poor. Just as the tattoos on my body testify as to who I was prior to finding Christ…the following […]
Earlier this year, Saint Jude Parish in New Lennox, IL utilized funding from the Midwest Augustinian Justice and Peace Grant Program to establish a community garden. All food grown in the garden will be shared with local food pantries. Are you interested in or have an existing project that seeks to promote justice and peace […]
The Canadian Augustinian Center for Social Justice recently released a report on accomplishments undertaken with funding from the Midwest Augustinian Grant Program. Full details are included in the below memorandum. For more information on Augustinian Grant Programs, click here.
by Jeremy Hiers, O.S.A. Whoever goes to Christ goes from fear to love. Saint Augustine (Confessions, IV, 14, 22) As we continue our journey through Easter, we see the early disciples often struggled to recognize the risen Lord as He appeared to them. In Luke 24:35-48 the risen Lord enters and the disciples are startled, […]
by Jeremy Hiers, O.S.A. Roll away the stone. At Christmas we rejoiced that love has come. Now at Easter we rejoice that love has won. Love always wins. On Easter morning the early followers of Jesus discover an empty tomb. When they went into that grave they discovered that Jesus, who had been crucified, […]
by Sam Joutras, O.S.A. Imagine going to a doctor appointment and telling the doctor other people’s diseases. Then, as you’re giving the doctor a survey of others’ diseases, you mention that you don’t have those same conditions. Throughout the appointment, you never talk about your own health concerns. Isn’t this what we do when we gossip or puff ourselves up? Lent is […]
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The Augustinians are proud to be part of the Priest for Justice for Immigrants, a coalition of 200 Chicago clergy representing over 150 parishes in the Archdiocese of Chicago who stand in solidarity with immigrants and engage in education, pastoral care, and legislative advocacy. It’s remarkable to consider the contribution of PJI since this journey […]
Click below for a presentation and reflection on what Saint Augustine has to teach us about Racism today.
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