Sisters of St.Rita

Sisters of St.Rita

Newly Ordained Priest and Deacons!

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On Saturday June 8th at Our Mother of Good Counsel Parish in Los Angeles, the Province of St. Augustine in California was honored to witness the ordination of four brothers to the Orders of Priesthood and the Diaconate.

Fr. Nicholas Porter, OSA, was ordained to ... Read More »

New Elected Council

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Meet our new elected leadership. From left to right: Sr.Maria Hirth, Sr.Claudia Stahl, Superior General Sr. Rita-Maria Käß,Vicar Sr. Angela Zehe and Sr.Anna-Maria Kempf. Congratulations ! We pray that our Lord’s grace, peace and joy be with you always.    

Sister Rita-Maria Käß is re-elected as our Superior General

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What a joyful, happy and a heartfelt day with the Rita-Sisters! Sister Rita-Maria Käß was re-elected Superior General of the Congregation for six more years. The election was officiated by Würzburg Bishop Franz Jung. Placing the Bible on the altar, Sister Rita-Maria accepted the position as the Superior General ... Read More »

First Profession of Vows

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Saturday, May 11th, 2019 was a great day of rejoicing and thanksgiving for our community in Racine and the entire community of the Sisters of St. Rita.

Sr. Jana Anne made her First Profession of Vows before God and the Superior General Sr. Rita Maria Käs. She committed herself ... Read More »

California Augustinians News

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On Saturday, May 11th, Sr. Jana Anne, OSA of the Sisters of St. Rita made her First Profession of Vows.

Sr. Jana Anne has a special connection to our California Province, as she was a longtime member of Our Mother of Good Counsel Parish in Los Angeles, California.  There she led the ... Read More »

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 »