Order of Augustinian Recollects (O.A.R.)

Order of Augustinian Recollects (O.A.R.)
4343 Perlita Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90039
Telephone: 323-245-4585


Reflections / Reflexiones


Archbishop José Gomez has urged us: “Rediscover the Rosary! It's the prayer of saints and the prayer for you … simple enough for a child, so deep we enter the mysteries of the Son of God.”

When we pray the Rosary, we consider the great scenes from Jesus’ life as we repeat the words of the Church’s basic prayers. In our hearts we enter the scenes, because surely Jesus wants us to be there with him. In all those places — Nazareth, Bethlehem, Egypt, Galilee, Mount Tabor, Jerusalem, Calvary — he loved you and me and acted on that love. We belong there with him. The Rosary takes us there in our prayer and our imagination.

In the Rosary we draw close to Mary as our spiritual mother. She gently guides us in the ways of Jesus’ life. She teaches us to live in our new and heavenly home. She teaches us to do whatever Jesus tells us (see John 2:5).

Like any good mother, she is educating us and forming our character. As we meditate on the Gospel scenes, she shows us how to be kind like Jesus, brave like Jesus, patient like Jesus, and forgiving like Jesus. She shows us how to be like God.

Living this way, in Mary’s care, in the arms of the Mother of God, we know the protection of the angels. We know the life of heaven even here on earth. We were made for this, to be her offspring (Revelation 12:17), born anew as the brothers and sisters of Jesus.

Pope Francis has announced a Synod of Bishops to be held in the Vatican from October 5-19 on the theme: "The pastoral challenges of the family in the context of evangelization."  Our Holy Father invites Catholics to pray for the success of the gathering.

Jesus, Mary and Joseph,
In you we contemplate
the splendor of true love,
to you we turn with trust.

Holy Family of Nazareth,
grant that our families too
may be places of communion and prayer,
authentic schools of Gospel
and small domestic Churches.

Holy Family of Nazareth,
may families never again
experience violence, rejection and division:
may all who have been hurt or scandalized
find ready comfort and healing.

Holy Family of Nazareth,
may the approaching Synod of Bishops
make us more mindful 
of the sacredness and inviolability of the family,
and its beauty in God's plan.

Jesus, Mary and Joseph,
Graciously hear our prayer.

El Papa Francisco ha anunciado un Sínodo de obispos que se llevará a cabo en el Vaticano del 5 al 19 de Octubre del 2014.  El tema que se abordara es, "Las dificultades pastorales para evangelización de las familias."  Nuestro Santo Padre invita a todos los católicos que oren por el éxito de esta reunión. 

Oracion a la Segrada Familia
Jesús, María and José,
en ustedes contemplamos 
el esplendor del verdadero amor,
a ustedes, confiados, nos dirigimos.

Sana Familia de Nazaret,
haz también de nuestras familias
lugar de comunión y cenáculo de oración
autenticas escuelas del Evangelio
y pequeñas Iglesias domesticas.

Sana Familia de Nazaret,
que nunca mas haya en las familias episodios
de violencia, de cerrazón y división;
que quien haya sido herido o escandalizado
sea pronto consolado y curado.

Sana Familia de Nazaret,
que el próximo Sínodo de los Obispos
haga tomar conciencia a todos
del carácter sagrado e inviolable de la familia,
de su belleza en el proyecto de Dios.

Jesús, María and José,
escuchen, acojan nuestra suplica. 

Tu nos das luz y confianza, Señor, para seguir caminando cuando las cosas se hacen difíciles. Tú nos muestras tu resplandor en la bondad, la sonrisa, la generosidad y el cariño de cada uno de los miembros de esta familia. Gracias por tu luz y por el valor. Gracias por hacernos hijos queridos tuyos. Amen.

Lord you give us light and we trust in you to continue walking with us when things are difficult. You show your splendor in the kindness, the smiles, the generosity, and affection of each member of this family. Thank you for your light and the courage it gives us. Thank you for making us your beloved children. Amen.