Saint Augustine's House

Lutheran Monastery and Retreat House

Saint Augustine's House

Lutheran Monastery and Retreat House


Friday at Lauds

Lauds on Friday – Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice; let the sea roar, and all that fills it; let the field exult, and everything in it! Then shall all the tress of the wood sing for joy before the LORD, for he is coming, for he is coming to...

Thursday at Compline

Compline on Thursday – Short Lesson – May the God of peace himself sanctify you wholly; and may your spirit and soul and body be kept sound and blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. ~Thessalonians 5: 23

Saint Bartholomew, Apostle

August 24 – Saint Bartholomew, Apostle – 1st century, one of the 12. All that is known of him with certainty is that he is mentioned in the synoptic gospels and Acts as one of the twelve apostles. His name, a patronymic, means “son of Tolomai” and scholars believe he is the same as...

Tuesday at None

None on Tuesday – V. Behold, you desire truth in the inward being ; R. Therefore teach me wisdom in my secret heart. ~Responsory

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