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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…

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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…

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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…

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Was Augustine a Monk? (Part 2)

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…

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What Have You Come to See?

by Jeremy Hiers, O.S.A. "What have you come to see?" is the question Jesus poses to the messengers of John the Baptist in Luke 7:24-30. This might be a good…

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Running Towards the Gift

by Jeremy Hiers, OSA Last weekend I went home to Cincinnati for a visit and some members of the family wanted to surprise my 7 year old niece and 3…

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Contemplation Through Silence

This post was adapted from a retreat given by Fr. Allan Fitzgerald, OSA on Augustine's Routes to Contemplation. Naturally, most important for all the routes is the element of silence…

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Contemplation Through Our Desires

This post was adapted from a retreat given by Fr. Allan Fitzgerald, OSA on Augustine's Routes to Contemplation. Let’s us now go to the expression “Return to your heart”. For…

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When They Don’t “Seem” to Understand

Many of us may identify with Jesus’ weeping in Luke 19:41-44 as he laments over Jerusalem and its rejection of Him and His ways. Perhaps we too weep when we consider…

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Joey

Editors Note: the following reflection was written by an affiliate of the Order of Saint Augustine and was originally published in the newsletter Voices from Prison and the Edge, a…

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A Prayer for Truth

I desire life and truth, O Lord, but how shall I gain possession of them. What path shall I take ? Although I do not yet possess them, still I…

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