Read more about the article Saint Rita Understands our Time of Division and Conflict
St. Rita was contemplating the passion of Jesus Christ. When she suffered she looked to Christ for guidance on how to handle it. Stained Glass window at the National Shrine of Saint Rita. Photo by Fr. Dan McLaughlin, OSA.

Saint Rita Understands our Time of Division and Conflict

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…

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The Little Way in Jail

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…

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Canadian Augustinian Center for Social Justice Accomplishments from 2020 Grant Program

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.…

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What Can Saint Rita Teach Us About Easter?

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…

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The Pharisee and the Tax Collector

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…

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A Litany for Peace In Troubled Times

You say, the times are troublesome, the times are burdensome, the times are miserable. Live rightly and you will change the times. The times have never hurt anyone. Those who…

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Photo Courtesy of Fr. Michael Hughes, OSA

There Is Always Room for Hope

by Jeremy Hiers, O.S.A. Perhaps my favorite part of Augustinian life is the fact that we continuously encourage one another in the good times, the bad times, and all the…

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Hurry Up and Wait: Welcome to Advent

by Jeremy Hiers, O.S.A. What are you longing for? When I was a High School senior, I applied to enter the U.S. military. Military entrance involves a weekend visit to…

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Searching for God in Stillness

         by Michael Riggs, O.S.A. When I was discerning religious life with the Augustinians, I was searching for something in my life that would give a sense of greater purpose.…

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Eight Mobile Apps for the Journey to God

by Jeremy Hiers, O.S.A. One of the defining characteristics of the Augustinian journey to God is the continual search for God in the ever-evolving circumstances of our day to day…

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