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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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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Do We Dare to Imagine?

by Jeremy Hiers, OSA When most of us were kids, we likely played scenarios about what we wanted to be when we grew up. Some of us may have played…

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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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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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A Litany for Peace In Troubled Times

You say, the times are troublesome, the times are burdensome, the times are miserable. Live rightly and you will change the times. The times have never hurt anyone. Those who…

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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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Turning the Other Cheek

Turning the Other Cheek A Reflection on Luke 6:27-38 by Jeremy Hiers, O.S.A. I recently reflected on a time when I was 10 years old and sitting on our living…

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