Saint Augustine's House

Lutheran Monastery and Retreat House

Saint Augustine's House

Lutheran Monastery and Retreat House


Saint Joseph, Guardian of Our Lord

March 19 – St. Joseph, Guardian of Our Lord Almighty God, from the house of your servant David you raised up Joseph to be the guardian of your incarnate Son and the husband of his mother, Mary. Grant us grace to follow the example of this faithful workman in heeding your counsel and obeying...

Cyril of Jerusalem, Bishop

March 18 – Cyril of Jerusalem, Bishop – Cyril was born in Jerusalem around 315, and became bishop of that city in about 349. The years between the Council of Nicea (325) and the Council of Constantinople (381) were troubled years, in which the Church, having committed itself at Nicea, over the strenuous protests...

Saint Patrick, Bishop

March 17 – St. Patrick, Bishop – An influential saint who, 1,500 years ago, brought Christianity to the country of Ireland. He was born about 385 in the British Isles, was carried off while still very young during a raid on Roman Britain by the Irish and sold as a slave. At the end...

From Martin Luther

“I shall ask God mercifully to protect us. Then I shall fumigate, help purify the air, administer medicine and take it. I shall avoid places and persons where my presence is not needed in order not to become contaminated and thus perchance inflict and pollute others and so cause their death as a result...

Lauds in Lent – Monday

Lent at Lauds – Monday Short Lesson – You have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and how I bore you on eagles’ wings and brought you to myself. Now therefore, if you will obey my voice and keep my covenant, you shall be my own possession among all peoples; for all the...

Good Lord, Deliver Us

From the Great Litany – From lightning and tempest; from earthquake, fire, and flood; from plague, pestilence, and famine, Good Lord, deliver us.

A Prayer for Our Time

A Collect for Healing – O Lord our God, accept the fervent prayers of your people; in the multitude of your mercies look with compassion upon us and all who turn to you for help; for you are gracious, O lover of souls, and to you we give glory, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,...

Vespers in Lent

Lent at Vespers until Palm Sunday Grant. O thou blessed Trinity; grant, O unchanging Unity; that this our fast of forty days may work our profit and thy praise! Amen. ~Office hymn, st. 5

Vespers in Lent

Lent at Vespers I said, Lord be merciful to me. I said, Lord be merciful to me. Heal me, for I have sinned against you. Be merciful to me. Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit I said, Lord be merciful to me. ~Responsory until Palm Sunday

Saint Gregory the Great, Bishop of Rome

March 12 – St. Gregory the Great, Bishop of Rome (Roman Catholic: September 3) – (c. 540 – 12 March 604) St. Gregory was pope from 3 September 590 until his death. Gregory is well known for his writings, which were more prolific than those of any of his predecessors as pope. Throughout the...