Saint Augustine's House

Lutheran Monastery and Retreat House

Saint Augustine's House

Lutheran Monastery and Retreat House


Vespers on Wednesday

Wednesday at Vespers Bless the LORD, O my soul; and all that is within me, bless his holy name! Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits, who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the Pit, who crowns you with steadfast love...

Saint Dominic

August 8 – St. Dominic – After his ordination to the priesthood, Dominic spent nine years in Osma, pursuing a life of intense prayer. Dominic and a group of followers gained local recognition as a religious congregation, and Dominic accompanied Tolouse’s bishop to Rome for an ecumenical council in 1215. The council stressed the...

Monday Housekeeping

Daily life at St. Augustine’s House – Lauds – Our custom is that Vigils is followed by an opportunity for silent meditation until Lauds begins at 6 A.M. Lauds includes an opening hymn, four Psalms, a Canticle, a very short bible reading and the “Canticle of Zechariah,” the Benedictus. Each Psalm and Canticle is...

Vespers on Monday

Monday at Vespers – Sing to him a new song, play skilfully on the strings, with loud shouts. ~Psalm 33: 3 ~Image: “Laus Deo” (Praise God). Holy Cross Church, Marine City, Michigan. 1903

The Transfiguration of Our Lord

August 6 – The Transfiguration of Our Lord – Today we celebrate the occasion on which Christ, as he was beginning to teach his disciples that he must die and rise again, revealed himself in shining splendor to Peter, James, and John. Moses and Elijah were present, and are taken to signify that the...

None on Saturday

Saturday at None – Save me, O God, by your name, and vindicate me by your might. Hear my prayer, O God; give ear to the words of my mouth. ~Psalm 54: 1-2

None on Thursday

Thursday at None – O LORD, my heart is not lifted up, my eyes are not raised too high; I do not occupy myself with things too great and too marvelous for me. ~Psalm 131: 1-2

Compline on Tuesday

Tuesday at Compline – Be sober, be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking some one to devour. Resist him, firm in your faith. ~1 Peter 5: 8-9 ~Image: St. Marina beats the devil.