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Longing is Always a Prayer

by Jeremy Hiers, OSA “Longing is always a prayer, even though the tongue is silent. If you are longing without interruption, then you are always praying. When does our prayer…

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Hope in Baptism

by Jeremy Hiers, OSA One day little Johnny’s mother looked through the kitchen window and noticed he was playing Church with the family cat in the backyard.  The cat was laying…

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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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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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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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A Prayer of Thanksgiving

O God, how magnificent are your works!  In wisdom you have made them all.  They are yours, you have made them all.  Thanks be to You!  But you have made…

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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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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 a Trip to a Battle Zone Taught Me about Easter

by Jeremy Hiers, O.S.A. Whoever goes to Christ goes from fear to love.Saint Augustine (Confessions, IV, 14, 22) As we continue our journey through Easter, we see the early disciples…

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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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Searching for God in Stillness

         by Michael Riggs, O.S.A. When I was discerning religious life with the Augustinians, I was searching for something in my life that would give a sense of greater purpose.…

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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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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 Salvation and Forgiveness

Save me, Lord, by your mercy, not by my righteousness, not by my merits. Save me, not because I am worthy, but because you are merciful. Hear me, not according…

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