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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What Can the Incarcerated Teach Us About Advent?

As we journey towards Christmas, the Advent season invites us reflect on the hope we have that Christ has come and Christ will come again to free us. Yet, throughout…

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Growing in Hope

by Jeremy Hiers, OSA The centurion found in Matthew 8:5-11 was a man who understood the concept of authority. He was someone both subject to the authority of those who…

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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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Prayer for Healing from COVID19

Comfort us, O Lord, for we are like your disciples on the storm-tossed seas, unsettled by what lies ahead. We turn to You, our Healer and Guide, to hear our…

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A Prayer for a Pandemic

Author Unknown May we who are merely inconveniencedremember those whose lives are at stake. May we who have no risk factorsremember those most vulnerable. May we who have the luxury…

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Merrimack College Gives Back by Feeding the Hungry

by John Dello Russo, Rosanna Urbaez, and Lisbeth Valdez On Saturday, September 19, 2020 several students of Merrimack College representing various clubs, sports teams, and other groups came together in…

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What is an Augustinian Response to a Pandemic?

by Jeremy Hiers, O.S.A. As humanity journeys through the COVID19 pandemic, we are facing unprecedented circumstances and hardships. As we see on the news every night, nobody seems to have…

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Persistence in Hope

by Jeremy Hiers, O.S.A. A reflection on Luke 18:1-8 When the Son of Man comes …. will He find faith on earth? One of the hardest lessons in the life of a…

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How the Augustinians Are Working to Fight Systemic Poverty

Below is a list of the many ways in which Augustinian Friars and the many lay women and men we partner with are actively engaged in fighting systemic poverty throughout…

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