Saint Augustine's House

Lutheran Monastery and Retreat House

Saint Augustine's House

Lutheran Monastery and Retreat House


The Confession of Saint Peter

January 18 – The Confession of St. Peter – (RC January 22) – Week of Prayer for Christian Unity begins – Almighty Father, who inspired Simon Peter, first among the apostles, to confess Jesus as Messiah and Son of the living God: Keep your Church steadfast upon the rock of this faith, so that...

Saint Anthony, Abbot

January 17 – St. Anthony of Egypt, Abbot – A story of the Desert Fathers: There were two old men who dwelt together for many years and who never quarreled. Then one said to the other: “Let us pick a quarrel with each other like other men do.” “I do not know how quarrels...

Saint Anthony of Egypt, Abbot

January 17 – St. Anthony of Egypt, Abbot – St. Anthony was the first Christian to live a life of consecrated solitude and is often called “The Father of All Monks.” As a hermit in the desert he lived a long and saintly life that influenced countless people both in his time and for...

Pray for us!

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 us for the work of mercy, give...

Lauds on Thursday

Thursday at Lauds – Give ear to my words, O LORD; give heed to my sighing. Hearken to the sound of my cry; my King and my God, for to you I pray. ~Psalm 5: 1,2

Saint Maurus & Saint Placid

January 15 – St. Maurus and St. Placid – Maurus, son of a nobleman of Rome, was born about the year 510 and died in 584. When he was about twelve years old, his father placed him under the care of St. Benedict at Subiaco. When he had grown up, St. Benedict chose him...

Lauds on Tuesday

Tuesday at Lauds – The Lord has raised up a horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant David. ~Benedictus Antiphon

Saint Hilary, Bishop of Poitiers

January 13 – St. Hilary, Bishop of Poitiers – (c. 300 – c. 368) Bishop of Poitiers and a Doctor of the Church. He was sometimes referred to as the “Hammer of the Arians” (Latin: Malleus Arianorum) and the “Athanasius of the West.” So great was the respect in which he was held by...

Vespers in Christmastide

Christmastide at Vespers – Christmastide ends with Vespers today, Sunday, the Baptism of Our Lord – The Root of Jesse has budded; the Star has come out of Jacob; a Virgin has borne the Savior: we praise you O our God. ~Magnificat Antiphon

Lauds in Christmastide

Christmastide at Lauds – Epiphany and following – O chief of cities, Bethlehem, Of David’s crown the fairest gem, But more to us than David’s name, In you, as man, the Savior came. Beyond the sun in splendor bright, Above you stands a wondrous light Proclaiming from the conscious skies That here, in flesh,...