Six Reasons I am Grateful to Be an Augustinian

by Jeremy Hiers, OSA In the year 2022, why would anyone want to enter religious life? Why would anyone take vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience when there are so…

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Contemplation Through Intellectual Investigation

This post was adapted from a retreat given by Fr. Allan Fitzgerald, OSA on Augustine's Routes to Contemplation. Yet another route of contemplation for Augustine - which is not open…

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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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Read more about the article Saint Rita and the Narrow Way to Peace
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 and the Narrow Way to Peace

How do we advocate for peace and justice in a world that is not always open to honest "dialogue" on the solutions we are all hungry for? Solutions that call…

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A Prayer for Social Justice Ministry

Good Jesus, if only I could, for love of you, give food to all the poor!  Lord, if only I could visit every hospital and serve the sick, if only…

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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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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 Bill Atkinson Story

An extraORDINARY story about an extraORDINARY Augustinian. This video tells the story of the faith and determination of Father Bill Atkinson, O.S.A. (1946-2006), the first quadriplegic Roman Catholic priest. The…

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10 Quotes from Saint Augustine on Civil Service and Leadership

Compiled by Jeremy Hiers, O.S.A. What can the life and teachings of a man who lived over 1600 years ago teach us today about civil service and leadership? Consider these…

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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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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 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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