Finding Hope in the God Who Cares

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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Mercy is the Path Back to God

by Jeremy Hiers, OSA Isaiah 41:13-20 is a reminder to God’s people that despite the sinful things they had done, God would not forsake or abandon them. The people had…

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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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Mary, Mother of Captives

Mary, Mother of Captives, give us your compassion for those in prison.   Mend in mercy the broken in mind and memory.   Soften the hard of heart, the captives…

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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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Do You Dare to Be Different like St. Rita?

by Jeremy Hiers, OSA In Luke 17:1-6, Jesus is acknowledging our proclivity towards sin and its effects on the world. Perhaps he says to us today, "Greed, discrimination, materialism, inequality,…

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Augustine Quotes on Dealing With Those Who Have Different Views

Compiled by Jeremy Hiers, O.S.A. "Every human being is neighbor to every other human being. Even those you do not know share in your humanity. Is this person known as…

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Are You a Lover of Peace?

A Reading from St. Augustine (Sermon 357, 4) Are you a lover of peace? Be still there in your heart with your beloved. “And what am I to do?” There…

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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 Honoring God’s Presence in Others

Let your love be inflamed to correct, to amend, O Lord.  If good habits are met with, let them be praised; if bad ones, let them be amended and corrected.…

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