Fr. Jeremy Hiers, OSA

Augustinian Friar

Fr. Jeremy's Posts

Heroic Hope

by Jeremy Hiers, OSA If you drive past just about any hospital or healthcare facility these days, you will likely...

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We Keep Moving Forward

“Always be dissatisfied with what you are if you want to arrive at what you are not yet.  Because wherever you...

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Liturgy of the Word: The Creed

by Jeremy Hiers, OSA This post is part of a series called The Mass: An Augustinian Perspective offered on AugustinianSpirituality.org....

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Making Fishers of Men

by Jeremy Hiers, OSA When I was just beginning to discern a call to religious life, I came upon a...

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Youth and Mass Incarceration

by Jeremy Hiers, OSA The U.S. incarcerates far more young people than any other developed country.[1]  On December 30, 2021, President...

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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...

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Introductory Rites: The Gloria

by Jeremy Hiers, OSA This post is part of a series called The Mass: An Augustinian Perspective offered on AugustinianSpirituality.org....

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Let us Rejoice

by Jeremy Hiers, OSA When I was working for the U.S. Army, it was a common practice when one sent...

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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,...

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Growing in Hope

by Jeremy Hiers, OSA The centurion found in Matthew 8:5-11 was a man who understood the concept of authority. He...

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Christ the King

by Jeremy Hiers, OSA Once a priest was giving a homily that was a little longer than it should have...

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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...

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Are you in Recovery?

by Jeremy Hiers, OSA As I was reflecting on Jesus’ explanation of the Parable of the Dishonest Steward found in...

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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...

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Mary

What is the Augustinian Devotion to Mary? All Christians are members of the Body of Christ, together with Mary, the...

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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?...

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Principle #7: Humility

We seek to imitate the humility of Christ. “And let them who possessed nothing while in the world not hold...

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Principle #6: Mutual Care

We offer assistance to one another as we journey together to God “In your walking, standing, and every movement, let...

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Principle #4: Worship

Our dedication to private and communal prayer and worship sustain peace and harmony in community. “Be assiduous in prayer, at...

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Prayer of Contrition

Have mercy on me, according to your great mercy for the sake of your name. Do not, I entreat you,...

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Community

What is Augustinian Community Life? Community is the “axis around which Augustinian religious life turns.”[1]  The Augustinians are a community of...

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Interiority

What is Augustinian Interiority? As Saint Augustine discovered through his own experience of restlessness, God has made us for himself...

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Restlessness

What is Augustinian Restlessness? Have you ever found yourself feeling anxious, unfulfilled, worried, unable to sit still, or unable to...

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