Saint Augustine's House

Lutheran Monastery and Retreat House

Saint Augustine's House

Lutheran Monastery and Retreat House


Monday Housekeeping

Daily life at St. Augustine’s House – People often ask “how do I become a monk?”. The very first step, of course, is to visit a monastery in order to learn if it might be the right community. The stages of formation are, aspirant, postulant, novice, simple profession, and solemn profession. Aspirancy is known...

Monday at Lauds

Lauds on Monday – The idols of the nations are silver and gold, the work of men’s hands. They have mouths, but they speak not, they have eyes but they see not, they have ears, but they hear not, nor is there any breath in their mouths. Those who make them are like them;...

Sunday, 21st of the Year

Sunday, LBW Pentecost 14 – Collect of the Day – God of all creation, you reach out to call people of all nations to your kingdom. As you gather disciples from near and far, count us also among those who boldly confess your Son Jesus Christ as Lord.

Saint Bernard, Abbot of Clairvaux

St. Bernard, Abbot of Clairvaux – He was born of noble parentage in Burgundy, France. In 1113, Bernard, with thirty young noblemen, presented himself to the Abbot at Citeaux. His superior, seeing the great progress he made in the spiritual life, sent him with twelve monks to found a new monastery, which became known...

Friday at Lauds

Lauds on Friday – Let me hear of your loving kindness in the morning. Teach me the way I should go in the morning. Glory to the Father, and to the Son, And to the Holy Spirit. Let me hear of your loving kindness in the morning. ~Responsory

Wednesday at None

None on Wednesday – Short Lesson – Whatever your task, work heartily, as serving the Lord and not men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward; you are serving the Lord Christ. ~Colossians 3:23

Tuesday Housebuilding

The new residential wing continues under construction. The paneled wood ceiling in the great room of the new addition is being completed. This room connects the residential wings with the church and will serve as a meeting and gathering space as well as a pleasant, well lighted place for reading or conversation.

Tuesday at None

None on Tuesday – Short Lesson – Behold, happy is the man whom God reproves; therefore despise not the chastening of the Almighty. For he wounds, but he binds up; he smites, but his hands heal. ~Job 5: 17 Image: La Penitente by Pietro Rotari

Second Vespers, Mary, Mother of Our Lord

Mary, Mother of Our Lord – Second Vespers, Lesson – If for this life only we have hoped in Christ, we are of all men most to be pitied. But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep. For as by a man came...