Saint Augustine's House

Lutheran Monastery and Retreat House

Saint Augustine's House

Lutheran Monastery and Retreat House


Tuesday at Terce

Terce on Tuesday – It was good for me that I was afflicted, that I might learn your statutes. ~Psalm 119: 71

Visiting the Dominican Sisters

The Dominican Sisters of Mount Thabor, Ortonville, Michigan, are long-time friends of Saint Augustine’s House. On Saturday, August 6, the Transfiguration of Our Lord, some of us joined them in their celebration of the 800th anniversary of the founding of the Dominican Order. Br. Richard, and associate Daniel, assisted with the music. Fr. John,...

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...

Sunday, 19th of the Year

LBW Pentecost 12 – Collect of the Day – Almighty and everlasting God, you are always more ready to hear than we are to pray, and to give more than we either desire or deserve. Pour upon us the abundance of your mercy, forgiving us those things of which our conscience is afraid, and...

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...

Friday at Lauds

Lauds on Friday – Through the tender mercy of our God, the dawn from on high has broken upon us. ~Benedictus Antiphon

Wednesday at Lauds

Lauds on Wednesday – Though we be stained with blots within, Thy quickening rays shall purge our sin; light of the Morning Star, thy grace Shed on us from thy cloudless face. ~Office Hymn, stanza 4

Tuesday at Lauds

Lauds on Tuesday – Come, leave thy bed, to each he cries Who yet in idle slumber lies: Now chaste and just and sober stand And watch; my coming is at hand. ~ Office Hymn, stanza 2

Monday at Sext

Sext on Monday – Short Lesson – Now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the return you get is sanctification and its end, eternal life. ~ Romans 6:22