Saint Augustine's House

Lutheran Monastery and Retreat House

Saint Augustine's House

Lutheran Monastery and Retreat House


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...

Mary, Mother of our Lord

August 15 – Mary, Mother of Our Lord – The honor paid to Mary, the virgin mother of Jesus Christ our Lord and God, goes back to the earliest days of the Church. Indeed, it goes back further, for even before the birth of her Son, Mary prophesied, “From this time forth, all generations...

Sunday, 21st of the Year

LBW Pentecost 14 – Collect of the Day – O God, we thank you for your Son who chose the path of suffering for the sake of the world. Humble us by his example, point us to the path of obedience, and give us strength to follow his command; through your Son, Jesus Christ...

Wigbert, Abbot and Missionary

Wigbert, Abbot and Missionary – c.670-747. born in Wessex, was an Anglo-Saxon Benedictine monk from the monastery of Glastonbury and a missionary and disciple of Saint Boniface who traveled with the latter in Frisia and northern and central Germany to convert the local tribes to Christianity. Today we also remember our brothers at the...

Friday at Terce

Terce on Friday – V. Indeed our heart is glad in him. R. Because we trust in his holy name. ~Responsory

Thursday at Lauds

Lauds on Thursday – Short Lesson – As each has received a gift, employ it for one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace: whoever speaks, as one who utters oracles of God; whoever renders service, as one who renders it by the strength which God supplies; in order that in everything God...

Saint Lawrence, Deacon and Martyr

St. Lawrence, Deacon and Martyr, 225 – 258 – Lawrence was chief among the seven deacons who served the Roman Church during the mid-third century. The young cleric held a position of great trust, caring for the goods of the Church and distributing its alms among the poor. According to tradition, Deacon Lawrence, knowing...

Tuesday at Terce

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