Saint Augustine's House

Lutheran Monastery and Retreat House

Saint Augustine's House

Lutheran Monastery and Retreat House


63rd Fellowship Day

Last weekend was the 63rd Fellowship Day. We now have photos and some will be posted in the coming days. Morning mass included the blessing of the new Wigton organ. Here is Bishop Donald P. Kreiss beginning the mass from the back of the room after the official dedication of the organ. The Prior,...

Saint Ignatius, Bishop of Antioch

October 17 – St. Ignatius, Bishop of Antioch, surnamed Theophorus, which in Greek means “God-Bearer,” (ca. 35 or 50-between 98 and 117), was probably a convert and disciple of St. John the Evangelist. We know nothing of his early life. The fourth-century Church historian, Eusebius, says that the Apostles Peter and Paul, who planted...

Sext on Wednesday

Wednesday at Sext – Short Lesson – As he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in all your conduct; since it is written, “You shall be holy, for I am holy.” ~1 Peter 1: 15

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...

The Dedication of the Church

October 13, Dedication of the Church – 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 of...

Compline on Sunday

Sunday at Compline (after Second Vespers) – Answer me when I call, O God of my right! You have given me room when I was in distress. Be gracious to me, and hear my prayer. ~Psalm 4:1

Compline on Friday

Friday at Compline – In you, O LORD, I seek refuge; let me never be put to shame; in your righteousness deliver me. ~Psalm 31: 1

Compline on Thursday

Thursday at Compline – My days are like an evening shadow; I wither away like grass. But you, O LORD, are enthroned forever; your name endures to all generations. ~Psalm 102: 12, 13

Compline on Wednesday

Wednesday at Compline – You are a hiding place for me, you preserve me from trouble; you surround me with glad cries of deliverance. ~Psalm 32: 9