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Palm Sunday and Pope Francis

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Vatican City, Apr 14, 2019 - On Palm Sunday, Pope Francis warned against the temptation of “triumphalism,” encouraging Catholics to follow Jesus’s way of humility and obedience exemplified in His Passion.

“Joyful acclamations at Jesus’ entrance into Jerusalem, followed by his humiliation. Festive cries followed by brutal torture. ... Read More »

Augustinian Superiors meet Pope Francis

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The Holy Father received in audience the superiors of the Augustinian Family: Order of St. Augustine (OSA), Order of Augustinian Recollect (OAR), Order of Augustinian Descalled (OAD), to treat, among other themes, the process to make St. Thomas of Villanova Doctor of the Church.

Fr. Alejandro Moral, OSA, ... Read More »

Ritaschwestern Würzburg News

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On Wednesday, March 13, 2019, our Chapel at the House Marienfried in Wuerzburg, was dissolved. It had been the spiritual center of the Convent.

Last year we sold our house and garden in Marienfried and in Fall of 2018 we said our “good byes”. And now, on March 13th, ... Read More »

Closing of the Vatican Summit

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At the closing of the recent Summit of Church Leaders in Rome, Pope Francis wished that participants in the Mass be accompanied by the image of Our Mother of Good Counsel that ordinarily hangs in the Pauline Chapel of the Vatican.  The image, of course, is a particular devotion ... Read More »

God's Providence in the Confessions of St. Augustine, by Father Brian Lowery, OSA

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Fr. Brian S. Lowery, O.S.A. 1941- 2019

On February 23, 2019 Father Brian Lowery, after an extended stay in the Clinic Villa del Rosario, Rome, suffered heart failure and passed over to the Lord. His funeral will take place on Monday afternoon, February 25th in San Gimignano, Italy. He ... Read More »

Ritaschwestern Würzburg News

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On February 10, 2019 in the Sisters of St. Rita  said “good bye” to the Würzburger Steinbachtal. Domkapitular Dietrich Seidel celebrated the Sunday Mass at the Church of St. Bruno, together with Pastor Wolfgang Bier and Pastor Karlheinz Frühmorgen; also Deacon Toni Barthel was there, along with a stately ... Read More »

New California Province Council is Elected and Installed in Office

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  One of the most important tasks of the first session of a provincial Chapter is to elect a new province council; with councilors and officers charged with certain duties to assist the prior provincial in governing the province. The newly elected councilors and officers were installed by the ... Read More »

Fr. Alejandro Moral, Prior General of the Order of St. Augustine

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Fr. Alejandro Moral, Prior General of the Order of St. Augustine, is participating in this week’s meeting at the Vatican on the protection of minors. He is one of the 12 members of leadership team of the Union of General Superiors and the representative of the Mendicant ... Read More »

Pope Francis marks 50th anniversary of Augustinianum

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The Augustinianum Patristic Institute in Rome is dedicated to cultivating the sacred sciences, especially the thought and writings of the Fathers of the Church, paying particular attention to St Augustine. The Institute was founded 50 years ago with St Paul VI attending the inauguration ceremony.

Celebrating 50 years

Half ... Read More »