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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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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.
Click below for a presentation and reflection on what Saint Augustine has to teach us about Catholic Social Teaching today.
by Jeremy Hiers, O.S.A. In Matthew 7:7-12, Jesus gives us an offer we cannot refuse. Ask and it will be given to you, knock and the door will be opened, seek and you will find. There is a story about an elderly man who lived alone in a house in the path of an approaching […]
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