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Br.Sam Joutras, O.S.A. Solemn Profession of Vows

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Br. Sam Joutras, O.S.A. made his lifelong profession of vows to the Augustinian Order. Mass was presided by Prior Provincial Fr. Tony Pizzo, O.S.A. on August 30 at St. Jude Parish in New Lenox, Illinois. Congratulations Br.Sam!    

Br. Arturo Rentería, O.S.A.Solemn Profession of Vows

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On Friday, July 24, 2020, Br. Arturo Rentería, O.S.A. made his Solemn Profession of Vows to Prior Provincial Gary Sanders. The ceremony was celebrated privately on the Vasey Patio at St. Augustine High School, in San Diego, CA. Congratulations Br.Arturo!      

Priesthood Ordination of Fr. Jack Tierney O.S.A.

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Congratulations to Augustinian friar, Jack B. Tierney on his long anticipated ordination to the Order of Presbyter. Fr. Jack was ordained on July 25, 2020 (the feast of St. James the Apostle) by Bishop George J. Rassas at St. Rita of Cascia Shrine Chapel. May the Lord continue to ... Read More »

The Corona of Our Lady of Consolation by St.Augustine High School

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St. Augustine High School released a special video in which friars and teachers prayed the Corona of Our Lady of Consolation.  This special devotion from the Augustinian tradition of the Corona, or "crown" of our Lady, is especially powerful today as we overcome the Covid-19 pandemic.

Novena to St.Rita by Midwest Augustinians

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  Novena Prayers

Leader: Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful, and enkindle in them the fire of Your love. Send forth Your Spirit and our hearts will be renewed.

All: And you will renew the face of the earth.

Leader: O  God, who by the light ... Read More »

Exsultet (Easter Vigil Proclamation)

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Exsultet ( Easter Vigil Proclamation) in German Chanted by Sr.Teresa - Sisters of St.Rita


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Saint Peter’s BasilicaEaster, 12 April 2020

Dear brothers and sisters, Happy Easter!

Today the Church’s proclamation echoes throughout the world: “Jesus Christ is risen!” – “He is truly risen!”.

Like a new flame this Good News springs up in the night: the night of a world already faced ... Read More »

St. Augustine High, San Diego, CA. Stations of the Cross

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Prior Provincial of California Augustinians Fr. Gary Sanders, OSA wrote a special Stations of the Cross in light of how the world is being impacted today.

Pope Francis’ Urbi et Orbi address on coronavirus and Jesus calming the storm

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Below is the full text of Pope Francis’ address during the extraordinary Urbi et Orbi blessing he delivered while praying for an end of the coronavirus.

“When evening had come” (Mk 4:35). The Gospel passage we have just heard begins like this. For weeks now it has ... Read More »


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Rome, March 14., 2020

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

We are experiencing a state of health in the world. The Coronavirus Pandemic (Covid -19) confronted us with a reality none of us could have ever imagined. We probably feel great discouragement.

Allow me to reflect with you, share my ... Read More »