Saint Augustine's House

Lutheran Monastery and Retreat House

Saint Augustine's House

Lutheran Monastery and Retreat House


Sunday at Terce

Sunday at Terce – Responsory – V. My soul longs, indeed faints for the courts of the Lord; R. My heart and flesh sing for joy to the living God.

Sext on Saturday

Saturday at Sext – Short Lesson – Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. ~Galatians 6:2 ~Image: Joseph of Arimathea, Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Spain.

Sext on Friday

Friday at Sext – Short Lesson – By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us; and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren. ~1 John 3:16 ~Image: Cemetery at St. Augustine’s House

Saint Bartholomew, Apostle

St. Bartholomew, Apostle – 1st century, one of the 12. All that is known of him with certainty is that he is mentioned in the synoptic gospels and Acts as one of the twelve apostles. His name, a patronymic, means “son of Tolomai” and scholars believe he is the same as Nathaniel mentioned in...

None on Wednesday

Wednesday at None – Unless the LORD builds the house, their labor is in vain who build it. Unless the LORD watches over the city, the watchman stays awake in vain. ~Psalm 127: 1,2 ~Image: New residence building at St. Augustine’s House

Vespers on Tuesday

Tuesday at Vespers – Earth’s mighty Maker, whose command Raised from the sea the solid land And drove each billowy heap away And bade the earth stand firm for aye, That so the soil might herbage yield And blossoms fair to deck the field, And golden fruit and harvest bear, And pleasant food for...

Monday Housekeeping

Daily Life at St. Augustine’s House – The Holy Eucharist – Every day of the year except Good Friday the Holy Eucharist, or Holy Mass, is celebrated at St. Augustine’s House. Celebrants rotate and sometimes include guest clergy. On a regular weekday the mass includes a sung Kyrie, Gloria if called for, two readings,...

Vespers on Monday

Monday at Vespers – O great Creator of the sky, Who wouldest not the floods on high With earthly waters to confound, But made the firmament their bound: The floods above thou didst ordain, The floods below thou didst restrain, That moisture might attemper heat Lest the parched earth should ruin meet. Upon our...

Lauds on Sunday

Sunday at Lauds – Bless the Lord, light and darkness. Bless the Lord, lightnings and clouds. ~Daniel 3:65

Vespers on Saturday

Sunday at First Vespers (Saturday night) – O Trinity of blessed light, O Unity of princely might, The fiery sun now goes his way; Shed thou within our hearts thy ray. To thee our morning song of praise, to thee our evening prayer we raise; O grant us with thy saints on high To...