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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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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A Prayer for Social Justice Ministry

Good Jesus, if only I could, for love of you, give food to all the poor!  Lord, if only I could visit every hospital and serve the sick, if only…

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A Reflection on COP26

by Paul Graham, OSA The United Nations Climate Change Conference is coming to a close. Was it good or bad?  Like the curate’s egg, a bit of both. The fact…

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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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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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Why are Catholics involved with the United Nations?

Click below to view a panel discussion on the history of the Holy See’s relations with the United Nations, the role of lay Catholics and Church leaders in developing the…

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What does Saint Augustine have to say about Mass Incarceration?

With 20% of the world's prison population, the United States has the largest rate of incarceration in the world.  What does Saint Augustine have to say about how we respond to…

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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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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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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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