Finding Amazing Grace in the Darkness

Editors Note: this reflection was originally published in the Voices from Prison and the Edge newsletter (issue no. 30), a publication of the Adeodatus Prison ministry under the Augustinian Defenders…

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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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Contemplation Through Love

This post was adapted from a retreat given by Fr. Allan Fitzgerald, OSA on Augustine's Routes to Contemplation. Another route of contemplation for Augustine was charity or love itself. Charity…

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The Journey to “the End”

By Jeremy Hiers, OSA How often do we think about the end times? In Luke 21:5-11, God invites us to reflect on just this. It is easy to get caught…

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Contemplation Through Our Life Experiences

Editors Note: Disappointment, disillusion, disenchantment and boredom in life are unpleasant negative experiences, but they are not without positive fruit if they are allowed to teach. This post was adapted…

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Filling the Void

Editors Note: the following reflection was written by someone who faced incarceration and addiction. It was originally published in the newsletter Voices from Prison and the Edge newsletter (issue #34),…

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A Reflection on COP26

by Paul Graham, OSA The United Nations Climate Change Conference is coming to a close. Was it good or bad?  Like the curate’s egg, a bit of both. The fact…

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Are you in Recovery?

by Jeremy Hiers, OSA As I was reflecting on Jesus' explanation of the Parable of the Dishonest Steward found in Luke 16:9-15, I recalled a tour I recently took of…

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A Shared Journey

by Fr. Jeremy Hiers, OSA A few years ago, I watched a film called Footprints: The Path of Your Life which followed the journey of several young men who traveled…

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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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Augustinians Observe the International Day of Peace

The International Day of Peace is one of seven International Days designated for special observance in Augustinian communities, parishes, schools, and other ministries. We invite all who identify with Augustinian…

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A Prayer for Conversion and Freedom

Lord, through a true conversion of heart you led Saint Augustine out of the depths of sin to your love, come to our heart, so we will forget our sins…

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