Finding Amazing Grace in the Darkness

Editors Note: This reflection was originally published in the Voices from Prison and the Edge newsletter (issue #30), a publication of the Adeodatus Prison Ministry under the Augustinian Defenders of…

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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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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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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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If God is For Us, Who Can Be Against Us?

This Sunday many of us will gather in Church or over livestream to encounter the loving and saving presence of Christ.  We will encounter this presence in His Word, in…

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Read more about the article There Is Always Room for Hope
Photo Courtesy of Fr. Michael Hughes, OSA

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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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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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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