Vespers in Advent

Advent at Vespers – Fear not, Mary, you have found favor with the Lord; behold, you shall conceive and bear a Son, alleluia. ~Magnificat Antiphon

Third Sunday in Advent

Third Sunday in Advent – Almighty God, you once called John the Baptist to give witness to the coming of your Son and to prepare his way. Grant us, your people, the wisdom to see your purpose today and the openness to hear your will, that we may witness to Christ’s coming and so...

Saint John of the Cross, Renewer of the Church

December 14 – St. John of the Cross – (1542-1591) Spanish mystic, Carmelite friar and priest. After John joined the Carmelite order, Saint Teresa of Avila asked him to help her reform the movement. His life of poverty and persecution could have produced a bitter cynic. Instead it gave birth to a compassionate mystic,...

Vespers in Advent

Advent Vespers – Creator of the stars of night, your people’s everlasting light, O Christ, Redeemer of us all, we pray you hear us when we call. In sorrow that the ancient curse should doom to death a universe, you came, O Savior, to set free your own in glorious liberty. When this old...

Pray for Us

Pray for the Fellowship of Saint Augustine! We ask you Almighty God, to bless and prosper the Fellowship of Saint Augustine. Give us fervor in devotion, diligence in labor, singleness of purpose, a burning love for you and for the souls whom you have created for yourself. Guide us by your Holy Spirit, fit...

None in Advent

Advent at None – O Lord, hear; O Lord, forgive; O Lord, give heed and act; delay not, for your own sake, O My God, because your city and your people are called by your name. ~Daniel 9:19 V: Come, O Lord, and do not delay. R: Forgive the sins of your people. ~Short...

Sext in Advent

Advent at Sext – Short Lesson In his days Judah will be saved, and Israel will dwell securely. And this is the name by which he will be called: The Lord is our righteousness. ~Jeremiah 23:6

Terce in Advent

Advent at Terce – Short Lesson Behold, the days are coming, says the Lord, when I will raise up for David a righteous Branch, and he shall execute justice and righteousness in the land. ~Jeremiah 23:5 ~Image: Tree of Jesse, woodcut, anonymous, Paris, 1528

Second Sunday in Advent

Second Sunday in Advent – Almighty and merciful God, may no earthly undertaking hinder those who set out in haste to meet your Son, but may our learning of heavenly wisdom gain us admittance to his company. Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever...