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Pilgrimage to Cascia – 2023

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An unforgettable journey full of spiritual depth and inspiring encounters took our travel group from Würzburg to Umbria, Italy. The pilgrimage in the footsteps of Saint Rita of Cascia left deep impressions and moving experiences.For six days, we immersed ourselves in the life of Saint Rita, from her birth ... Read More »

A New Augustinian Cardinal

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Celebrating Cardinal Robert Prevost, O.S.A.

On Saturday, September 30th, Archbishop Robert Prevost, O.S.A., become a Cardinal during the Vatican Consistory.

Cardinal Prevost gave a speech to Pope Francis on behalf of the other Cardinals-Elect at the beginning of the ceremony. After a reading from the Acts of the Apostles and ... Read More »

The Solemnity of Our Mother of Good Counsel

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Dear Brothers and Sisters,

+Blessings on this special Solemnity!


+Buona Festa a tutti!

Today marks the patronal solemnity of our Province, Our Mother of Good Counsel.  It was in 1941 that the Midwest Province of Augustinians was officially established in Chicago and placed under the patronage ... Read More »

Prior Provincial Pizzo Installed for Second Term

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On Wednesday, June 8th, Very Rev. Anthony B. Pizzo, O.S.A. was installed for his second four-year term as Prior Provincial during an Evening Prayer service at St. Rita Shrine Chapel. Presided by Vicar General Fr. Joseph Farrell, O.S.A., the installation served as the centerpiece of the 2022 Provincial Chapter ... Read More »

Obituary of Sister M. Hyacintha Dürbeck

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In you, O God, we shallrest on the Sabbath of eternal life,when we have finished our work.This peace and security within you,you exalted, holy one,is our hope.(St. Augustine Bek. XIII, 36 and 38)

In the middle of the night, prepared and silent, our dear sister M. Hyacintha Dürbeck ... Read More »

Solemnity of Saint Augustine on August 28 2023

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We Rita Sisters belong to the Augustinian Order. Our religious father Augustine searched for God throughout his life, together with others who lived in community with him. Living together in harmony, praying together, and allowing God to touch one another in silence was essential to Augustine. Every year on ... Read More »

Augustinian Gala 2023

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This year, Midwest Augustinians honored several communities of Augustinian Women: The Augustinian Contemplative Nuns of Good Counsel Monastery (New Lenox), Las Hermanas Agustinas de Nuestra Señora Del Socorro (Chicago), The Augustinian Sisters of St. Rita (Racine), and Las Hermanas de Nuestra Señora del Buen Consejo (Marylake).The Sisters of St. ... Read More »

Roses at Ritafest 2023

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On Monday, May 22, we celebrated our annual Rita feast. This year, after the pandemic, many guests joined the festive service in the Motherhouse of the Rita Sisters.Rev. Robert Borawski, who celebrated the service with us, read the Gospel of the Vine and the branches. The branches bring ... Read More »

Six of the Rita Sisters celebrated their Jubilee of their Profession on Saturday May 13th

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Six Rita Sisters celebrated their Jubilee of their Profession on Saturday, May 13th,2023.

Seventy-five years ago, Sr. Barbara Winter made her religious profession and celebrated a unique and rare anniversary.

Sisters Margarete Latzko and Konradine Arnold joined the community of Rita Sisters 65 years ago.

Sisters Ines Frank and ... Read More »

Farewell in Lucerne

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"There is an appointed time for everything and a time for every affair under the heavens,"  we read in Ecclesiastes 3:1. This verse applies to our ministry in Seeburgstrasse in Lucerne. After almost 60 years of presence in the "Haus Maria Rita," the sisters have left Lucerne.

Congregation of ... Read More »