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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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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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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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Saint Augustine and Social Justice

What does Saint Augustine have to say about Social Justice? by Jeremy Hiers, O.S.A. Poverty, war, oppression, inequality, mass incarceration, and discrimination are some of the many social justice issues…

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What is an Augustinian Response to Systemic Racism?

by Jeremy Hiers, O.S.A. While it was written over 1600 years ago, the Rule of Augustine governs the Augustinian way of life today. It also provides a lot of insights…

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What is an Augustinian Response to a Pandemic?

by Jeremy Hiers, O.S.A. As humanity journeys through the COVID19 pandemic, we are facing unprecedented circumstances and hardships. As we see on the news every night, nobody seems to have…

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Persistence in Hope

by Jeremy Hiers, O.S.A. A reflection on Luke 18:1-8 When the Son of Man comes …. will He find faith on earth? One of the hardest lessons in the life of a…

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