Saint Augustine's House

Lutheran Monastery and Retreat House

Saint Augustine's House

Lutheran Monastery and Retreat House


None on Tuesday

Tuesday at None – Our help is in the name of the LORD, who made heaven and earth. ~Psalm 124: 8 ~This is also part of the Episcopal (Bishop’s) blessing as a versicle and response. ~Image: From the recent Fellowship Day. More photos to follow.

Election Day (USA)

Election Day in the United States of America – 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...

Terce on Tuesday

Tuesday at Terce – At midnight I rise to praise you, because of your righteous ordinances. ~Psalm 119: 62

Lauds on Monday

Monday at Lauds – With prayer the Father we implore: O Father, glorious evermore, We plead with thee for grace and power To conquer in temptation’s hour. To guide whate’er we nobly do, With love all envy to subdue, To give us grace our wrongs to bear, To make ill fortune turn to fair....

Sext on Sunday

Sunday at Sext – Short Lesson – The Spirit helps us in our weakness; for we do know how to pray as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with sighs too deep for words. And he who searches the hearts of men knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because...

Lauds on Saturday

Saturday at Lauds – Dawn sprinkles all the East with light; Day o’er the earth is gliding bright; Morn’s glittering rays their course begin: Farewell to darkness and to sin. ~Office Hymn

Vigils Invitatory

Invitatory – Let us make a joyful noise to the Lord our Maker: O come, let us worship him. ~with Psalm 8 on Friday ~Photo by Brett Torgler

Martin de Porres

November 3 – Martin de Porres (December 9, 1579 – November 3, 1639). A lay brother of the Dominican Order who lived in Lima, Peru. He is the patron saint of mixed-race people and all those seeking interracial harmony.He was noted for work on behalf of the poor, establishing an orphanage and a children’s...

Lauds from the Office of the Dead

Office of the Dead – Lauds Hymn – The day is surely drawing near When God’s Son, the Anointed, Shall with great majesty appear As Judge of all appointed, All mirth and laughter then shall cease When flames on flames will still increase, As Scripture truly teacheth. A trumpet loud shall then resound And...

Commemoration of the Faithful Departed (All Souls)

November 2 – Commemoration of the Faithful Departed (All Souls) – Eternal God, our maker and redeemer, grant us, with all the faithful departed, the sure benefits of your Son’s saving passion and glorious resurrection that, in the last day, when you gather up all things in Christ, we may with them enjoy the...