Saint Augustine's House

Lutheran Monastery and Retreat House

Saint Augustine's House

Lutheran Monastery and Retreat House

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Terce on Saturday

Saturday at Terce – I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek your servant, for I do not forget your commandments. ~Psalm 119: 176

Saint Ansgar, Archbishop of Hamburg

St. Ansgar, Archbishop of Hamburg, Missionary to Denmark and Sweden – (8 September 801 – 3 February 865) – The “apostle of the north” (Scandinavia) had enough frustrations to become a saint—and he did. He directed new apostolic activities in the North, traveling to Denmark and being instrumental in the conversion of another king....

The Presentation of Our Lord

The Presentation of Our Lord – Counting forward from December 25 as Day One, we find that Day Forty is February 2. A Jewish woman is in semi-seclusion for 40 days after giving birth to a son, and accordingly it is on February 2 that we celebrate the coming of Mary and Joseph with...

The Presentation of Our Lord

February 2 – The Presentation of Our Lord – Also called “The Presentation of Christ in the Temple and the Purification of Mary.” It marks the official end of the Christmas season and at St. Augustine’s House, the last decorations will be taken down after this. Its nickname, “Candlemas” comes from the fact that...

First Vespers of the Presentation of Our Lord

The Presentation of Our Lord – First Vespers – Psalm Antiphon I – Simeon, a righteous and devout man, was looking for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him. ~With Psalm 113 ~First Vespers is sung on the eve of a holy day. Second Vespers is sung on the day...

Lauds on Wednesday

Wednesday at Lauds – My heart is steadfast, O God, my heart is steadfast! I will sing and make melody! ~Psalm 57: 9

Lauds on Tuesday

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

Vespers on Monday

Monday at Vespers – R. The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. V. He makes me lie down in green pastures. R. I shall not want. V. Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. R. The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. ~Responsory

Fourth Sunday

Fourth Sunday of the Year – LBW Epiphany 4 – O God, you know that we cannot withstand the dangers which surround us. Strengthen us in body and spirit so that, with your help, we may be able to overcome the weakness that our sin has brought upon us through Jesus Christ, your Son...

Saint Thomas Aquinas

Thomas Aquinas (LBW March 7) – January 28 – St. Thomas Aquinas – (Roccasecca, 1225 – Fossanova, 7 March 1274), also Thomas of Aquin or Aquino, was an Italian Dominican priest of the Catholic Church, and an immensely influential philosopher and theologian in the tradition of scholasticism, known as Doctor Angelicus, Doctor Communis, or...