Saint Augustine's House

Lutheran Monastery and Retreat House

Saint Augustine's House

Lutheran Monastery and Retreat House


Vespers on Friday

Let my prayer be counted as incense before you, and the lifting up of my hands as an evening sacrifice! ~Psalm 141: 2

The Martyrs of Uganda

Charles Lwanga and his companions were a group of Roman Catholics and Anglicans murdered by Mwanga II, the King of Buganda, between 1885 and 1887.These deaths were part of a three-way religious struggle for political control. Although the Anglicans were not canonized in the Roman Catholic Church, the Pope did mention them. 22 of...

Thursday at Lauds

Praise the LORD from the heavens, praise him in the heights! Praise him, sun and moon, praise him, all you shining stars! ~Psalm 148: 1, 3 Image: Andromeda galaxy, from the Hubble telescope.

St. Justin, Martyr at Rome

Christian apologist, born at Flavia Neapolis (today Nablus) in Palestine, about A.D. 100, converted to Christianity about A.D. 130, taught and defended the Christian religion in Asia Minor and at Rome, where he suffered martyrdom about the year 165. Two “Apologies” bearing his name and his “Dialogue with the Jew Tryphon” have come down...

Eternal rest, grant unto her, O LORD

…and let light perpetual shine upon her. May she rest in peace. Amen. Helen Herbel, 95, mother of Br. Richard Herbel, died on May 26 at her home in Hooker, Oklahoma. Funeral on June 1 at 10:00 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Hooker. May her soul and the souls of all the faithful...

Second Vespers of The Visitation

Magnificat Antiphon: When Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, she exclaimed with a loud cry, and said: why is this granted me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? alleluia. My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has looked with favor on the...

The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The Visitation is the visit of Mary with Elizabeth as recorded in the Gospel of Luke 1:39-56. Here Mary sings the Magnificat. It is celebrated on May 31 in the West (July 2 in calendars of the 1263-1969 period and in the modern regional calendar of Germany) and March 30 in the East. Almighty...

Memorial Day (USA)

Almighty God, you are our strength and our shield. We give you thanks for the men and women of our armed forces who have died while serving. May their sacrifices further¬†the cause of peace, and may our nation be ever grateful for their dedication. With your wisdom and strength guide our military’s leaders, and...

Monday at Lauds

Psalm 63: 1 O God, you are my God, I seek you, my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you, as in a dry and weary land where no water is.