Let There Be Light

For the past several years, the monks of Mount Angel Abbey have advanced a vision to revitalize its Mount of Communion as a regional center of prayer and learning through the Let There Be Light Capital Campaign.


Phase I

The first phase of the campaign raised $27 million. This made possible the renovation of Aquinas Hall, the construction of Annunciation, a bell tower and the establishment of endowments for the Seminary and Library.

Phase II

The 5-year second phase of the campaign is underway. The Campaign Goal is $18.3 million total in three important areas:

  • $12 million in Endowment for the Seminary, Monastery and Library
  • $1.6 million for for new seminarian rooms in Anselm Hall
  • $4.8 million for Monastery and Church renovation


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Endowments for the Library ensure that seminarians have the resources they need in their studies for the priesthood.