Saint Augustine's House

Lutheran Monastery and Retreat House

Saint Augustine's House

Lutheran Monastery and Retreat House


Second Vespers on Sunday

Sunday at Second Vespers – I love the LORD, because he has heard my voice and my supplications. Because he inclined his ear to me, therefore I will call on him as long as I live. ~Psalm 116: 1,2

Vespers on Friday

Friday at Vespers – The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? ~Psalm 27: 1.2

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...

Compline on Wednesday

Wednesday at Compline – Be angry but do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger and give no opportunity to the devil. ~Ephesians 4: 26-27

Wigbert, Abbot & Missionary

August 13 – Wigbert, Abbot and Missionary – c.670-747 – Born in Wessex, he 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...

Vespers on Monday

Monday at Vespers – O great Creator of the sky, Who wouldest not the floods on high With earthly waters to confound, But made the firmament their bound: The floods above thou didst ordain, The floods below thou didst restrain, That moisture might attemper heat Lest the parched earth should ruin meet. Upon our...

None on Sunday

Sunday at None – It is God who establishes us with you in Christ, and has commissioned us; he has put his seal upon us and given us his Spirit in our hearts as a guarantee. ~ 2 Corinthians 1:21f ~Image: Christ Pantocrator mosaic from Hagia Sophia

Saint Lawrence, Deacon & Martyr

August 10, St. Lawrence, Deacon and Martyr – He is remembered for his charitable works which ultimately resulted in a death sentence. The story persists that after being placed on a gridiron over a fire, he announced that he was done on one side and should be turned over. He is the patron saint...

None on Friday

Friday at None – The LORD tests the righteous and the wicked, and his soul hates the lover of violence. ~Psalm 11:5 ~Image: The Last Judgement by Michelangelo