Saint Augustine's House

Lutheran Monastery and Retreat House

Saint Augustine's House

Lutheran Monastery and Retreat House


Tuesday at Lauds

Lauds on Tuesday – Responsory – 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 Lord; I hope in your words.

The Rule of Saint Benedict

Monday Housekeeping – Daily life at St. Augustine’s House – On this day on which we remember Saint Benedict, it is particularly fitting to ponder his “rule”. Some of it is read every day at “Little Chapter” as we hear, what else? …a chapter from Benedict’s Holy Rule. Read it here:

Saint Benedict, Abbot

Saint Benedict of Nursia – Benedict’s main achievement is his “Rule”, containing precepts for his monks. It has a unique spirit of balance, moderation and reasonableness (ἐπιείκεια, epieikeia), and this persuaded most religious communities founded throughout the Middle Ages to adopt it. Benedict is often called the founder of western Christian monasticism. “The prophet...

Sunday, 15th of the Year

Almighty God, we thank you for planting in us the seed of your word. By your Holy Spirit help us to receive it with joy, live according to it, and grow in faith and hope and love; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. ~Collect, 15th Sunday of the Year (LBW Pentecost 8)

Lauds on Saturday

Saturday Lauds – The righteous flourish like the palm tree, and grow like a cedar in Lebanon. ~Psalm 92: 12

Friday at Vigils

Vigils on Friday – Invitatory – Let us make a joyful noise to the Lord our Maker: O come, let us worship him.

Thursday at None

None on Thursday – Short Lesson – Let us lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus the pioneer and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross,...

Wednesday at Lauds

Lauds on Wednesday – Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me, for in you my soul takes refuge; in the shadow of your wings I will take refuge, till the storms of destruction pass by. ~Psalm 57: 1,2

Tuesday at Lauds

Lauds on Tuesday – So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom. ~Psalm 90: 13

Independence Day (USA)

Lord God Almighty, in whose Name the founders of this country won liberty for themselves and for us, and lit the torch of freedom for nations then unborn: Grant that we and all the people of this land may have grace to maintain our liberties in righteousness and peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord,...