Saint Teresa of Avila

October 15 – St. Teresa of Avila, Renewer of the Church – Also called St. Teresa of Jesus, (March 28, 1515 – October 4, 1582) was a prominent Spanish mystic and theologian of contemplative life through mental prayer. Her book, El Castillo Interior (The Interior Castle), is an integral part of Christian mysticism and...

Second Vespers on Sunday

Sunday at Second Vespers – I love the LORD, because he has heard my voice and my supplications. Because he inclined his ear to me, therefore I will call on him as long as I live. ~Psalm 116: 1,2

Dedication of the Church

October 13, Dedication of the Church, 2008 – O God, you have promised through your Son to be with your Church forever. We give you thanks for those who founded this community of believers and for the signs of your presence. Increase in us the spirit of faith and love, and make us worthy...

Sext on Friday

Friday at Sext – We remember Christ at the hour he was hung on the cross – But you, LORD, be not far off! O you my help, hasten to my aid! ~Psalm 22: 20

Lauds on Tuesday

Tuesday at Lauds – Hear my voice, O Lord, I hope in your words. Hear my voice, O Lord, I hope in your words. I rise before dawn and cry for help. I hope in your words. Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. Hear my voice, O...

Monday Housekeeping

Monday Housekeeping – Daily life at St. Augustine’s House – This Saturday is the 61st Annual Fellowship Day with guest speaker, The Rev. Dr. Carl Daw, Hymnologist. Mass at 9.30, coffee at 10.30 with the address by Dr. Daw at 11. He will talk about the kind of hymns we need in the 21st...

Terce on Monday

Monday at Terce – V. You have been my helper, cast me not off, R. Forsake me not, O God of my salvation! ~Versicle and Response

Lauds on Sunday

Sunday at Lauds – Praise the LORD! For it is good to sing praises to our God; for he is gracious, and a song of praise is fitting. ~Psalm 147:1