Saint Augustine's House

Lutheran Monastery and Retreat House

Saint Augustine's House

Lutheran Monastery and Retreat House


Søren Aabye Kierkegaard – Theologian

Søren Aabye Kierkegaard – Theologian Born May 5, 1813, Copenhagen, Den. —died Nov. 11, 1855, Copenhagen. Danish philosopher, theologian, and cultural critic who was a major influence on existentialism and Protestant theology in the 20th century. He attacked the literary, philosophical, and ecclesiastical establishments of his day for misrepresenting the highest task of human...

Saint Martin of Tours, Bishop

November 11 – St. Martin of Tours, Bishop, 316 – November 8, 397 While Martin was still a soldier in the Roman army and deployed in Gaul (modern day France), he experienced the vision that became the most-repeated story about his life. One day as he was approaching the gates of the city of...

Terce on Saturday

Saturday at Terce – Plead my cause and redeem me; give me life according to your promise. ~Psalm 119: 154

John Christian Frederick Heyer, Missionary to India

November 8 – John Christian Frederick Heyer, Missionary to India – John Christian Frederick Heyer was the first missionary sent out by Lutherans in America. Born in Germany on July 10, 1793, he came to America in 1807 to escape the Napoleonic wars. He studied theology in Philadelphia and the University of Gottingen. Back...

Terce on Thursday

Thursday at Terce – Short Lesson – Lo, he who forms the mountains, and creates the wind, and declares to man what is his thought; who makes the morning darkness, and treads on the heights of the earth – the LORD, the God of hosts, is his name! ~Amos 4:13

Vigils on Monday

Monday at Vigils – Bless the LORD, O my soul; O LORD my God, how excellent is your greatness! You are clothed with majesty and splendor. You wrap yourself with light as with a cloak and spread out the heavens like a curtain. You lay the beams of your chambers in the waters above;...