Saint Augustine's House

Lutheran Monastery and Retreat House

Saint Augustine's House

Lutheran Monastery and Retreat House


Saint James the Elder, Apostle

St. James the Elder, Apostle – James, son of Zebedee (died 44 AD) was one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus. He was a son of Zebedee and Salome, and brother of John the Apostle. He is also called James the Elder to distinguish him from James, son of Alphaeus, who is also known...

17th Sunday – “Lord, teach us to pray”

LBW Pentecost 10 – Collect – O God, your ears are open always to the prayers of your servants. Open our hearts and minds to you that we may live in harmony with your will and receive the gifts of your Spirit; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

Saint Birgitta of Sweden

St. Birgitta of Sweden (1303 – 23 July 1373) was a mystic and saint, and founder of the Bridgettine Order after the death of her husband of twenty years. She was also the mother of Saint Catherine of Vadstena. She is one of the six patron saints of Europe, together with Saint Benedict of...

Saint Mary Magdalene

July 22 – Saint Mary Magdalene – In the New Testament she is mentioned among the women who accompanied Christ and ministered to Him (Luke 8:2-3), where it is also said that seven devils had been cast out of her (Mark 16:9). She is next named as standing at the foot of the cross...

Thursday at Lauds

Lauds on Thursday – Praise the LORD from the earth, you sea monsters and all deeps. ~Psalm 148: 7 image: Humpback whale

Sunday in the Church

Some ornamental grass adorned the monastery church this past Sunday. It is always nice to have something taken from our grounds to use as the “flowers” in the church.

Elijah, Prophet

Elijah, Prophet – Elias (Hebrew ‘Eliahu,). The loftiest and most wonderful prophet of the Old Testament. What we know of his public life is sketched in a few popular narratives enshrined, for the most part, in the First Book of Kings. These narratives, which bear the stamp of an almost contemporary age, very likely...

Tuesday at Lauds

Lauds on Tuesday – Praise the LORD, all you nations! Extol him, all you peoples! For great is his steadfast love toward us; and the faithfulness of the LORD endures forever. ~Psalm 117

Monday Housekeeping

Daily life at St. Augustine’s House – With the recent rains and warmer weather the vegetable and herb garden is growing rapidly. Here Br. Richard is harvesting lettuce and looking for zucchini. He found some!