Saint Augustine's House

Lutheran Monastery and Retreat House

Saint Augustine's House

Lutheran Monastery and Retreat House


Saint Francis of Assisi, Renewer of the Church

October 4 – St. Francis of Assisi, Renewer of the Church – God, all powerful, most holy sublime ruler of all, you alone are good – supremely, fully, completely good, may we render to you all praise, all honor and all blessing: may we always ascribe to you alone everything that is good! ~from...

A Prayer Before Any Office

A prayer before any office – Open my lips, O Lord, that I may praise your Holy Name; cleanse my heart from all vain, evil, and wandering thoughts; enlighten my understanding and kindle my affection, that praying attentively and devoutly I may be heard in the presence of your divine Majesty, through Jesus Christ,...


Compline – Lord, now you let your servant go in peace; according to your word. For my eyes have seen your salvation which you have prepared in the presence of all peoples, a light for revelation to the Gentiles and for glory to your people Israel. ~Nunc Dimittis Image: Much Haddam, UK

Compline on Friday

Friday at Compline – Short Lesson – You, O Lord, are in the midst of us, and we are called by your name; leave us not. ~Jeremiah 14: 9a

Vigils on Friday

Friday at Vigils – O LORD, God of my salvation, when at night, I cry out in your presence, let my prayer come before you; incline your ear to my cry. ~Psalm 88

Terce on Saint Michael and All Angels

Saint Michael and All Angels – Psalm Antiphon: The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him, and delivers them. Short Lesson: At that time shall arise Michael, the great prince who has charge of your people. And there shall be a time of trouble, such as never has been since there...

Lauds on Wednesday

Wednesday at Lauds – Earth’s gloom flees broken and dispersed, by the sun’s piercing shafts coerced: The day-star’s eyes rain influence bright, and colors glimmer back to sight. ~Office Hymn

Saint Vincent DePaul

September 27 – St. Vincent DePaul – (24 April 1581–27 September 1660) born in Pouy, Landes, Gascony, France, was a priest of the Catholic Church who became dedicated to serving the poor. He was renowned for his compassion, humility and generosity. The Society of Saint Vincent DePaul, a charitable organization dedicated to the service...

Lauds on Monday

Monday at Lauds – Short Lesson – So speak and so act as those who are to be judged under the law of liberty. For judgement is without mercy to one who has shown no mercy; yet mercy triumphs over judgement. ~James 2: 12-13