Was Augustine a Monk? (Part 3)

by Brian Lowery, OSA Editors Note: This posting was is part of a class given by Fr. Brian Lowery, OSA titled "The Spirituality of the Rule of Saint Augustine" in…

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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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Running Towards the Gift

by Jeremy Hiers, OSA Last weekend I went home to Cincinnati for a visit and some members of the family wanted to surprise my 7 year old niece and 3…

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Read more about the article Paving the Way of the Lord
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Paving the Way of the Lord

by Jeremy Hiers, OSA According to Brandon Vogt, author of the book Return:  How to Draw Your Child Back to the Church, for every one person who enters the Catholic Church approximately…

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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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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

by Jeremy Hiers, OSA 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…

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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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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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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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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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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 Pharisee and the Tax Collector

by Sam Joutras, O.S.A. Imagine going to a doctor appointment and telling the doctor other people’s diseases.  Then, as you’re giving the doctor a survey of others’ diseases, you mention that…

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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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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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