Saint Augustine's House

Lutheran Monastery and Retreat House

Saint Augustine's House

Lutheran Monastery and Retreat House


Sext on Tuesday

Tuesday at Sext – V. Behold, you desire truth in the inward being; R. Therefore teach me wisdom in my secret heart. ~Verse

Saint Thomas Aquinas

January 28 – St. Thomas Aquinas – Roccasecca, 1225 – Fossanova, 7 March 1274. Also Thomas of Aquin or Aquino. An Italian Dominican priest of the Catholic Church, and an immensely influential philosopher and theologian in the tradition of scholasticism, known as Doctor Angelicus, Doctor Communis, or Doctor Universalis. “Aquinas” is not a surname...

Lauds on Sunday

Sunday at Lauds – Christ, Son of the living God, have mercy on us. Christ, Son of the living God, have mercy on us. You are seated at the right hand of the Father. Have mercy on us. Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. Christ, Son of...

SS. Timothy & Titus

January 26 – SS. Timothy and Titus – Timothy (d. 97?) had the honor of being a fellow apostle with Paul, both sharing the privilege of preaching the gospel and suffering for it. Timothy was with Paul in Rome during Paul’s house arrest. At some period Timothy himself was in prison (Hebrews 13:23). Paul...

The Conversion of Saint Paul

January 25 – The Conversion of St. Paul – Week of Prayer for Christian Unity ends. Paul’s entire life can be explained in terms of one experience—his meeting with Jesus on the road to Damascus. Now he himself was “entered,” possessed, all his energy harnessed to one goal—being a slave of Christ in the...

Pastoral Council

This week there was a quarterly meeting of the monastery pastoral council. Wide-ranging topics were covered including financial reports, review of recent news, strategies for growth, the advent of the new organ, as well as some casual conversation and “catching up”. Pictured, L to R, Bp. Jeffrey Bischoff, Fr. Jude, Fr. John, Mr. Daniel...

Organ Update

David Wigton of Wigton Pipe Organs is preparing our organ at his shop in nearby Dryden. Much remains to be done but all three windchests, most of the case, and most of the pipes are present. In this photo the Swell shades have been removed, some parts of the case are missing, and the...

Lauds on Thursday

Thursday at Lauds – Give ear to my words, O LORD; give heed to my sighing. Hearken to the sound of my cry, my King and my God, for to you I pray. ~Psalm 5: 1,2

Lauds on Wednesday

Wednesday at Lauds – The LORD loves those who hate evil; he preserve the lives of his saints; he delivers them from the hand of the wicked. ~Psalm 97:10

Lauds on Tuesday

Tuesday at Lauds – Satisfy us in the morning with your mercy, that we may rejoice and be glad all our days. ~Psalm 90:15