Oblate Retreats

These Benedictine Oblate retreats are intended for oblates and those men and women interested in deepening their Christian lives through the spirituality of the Benedictine tradition.

For the majority of the retreats that begin on Friday evenings, one may choose to arrive in time for vespers and adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament in the Abbey church: these begin at 5:15 p.m. Dinner is available at 6:00 p.m. by special reservation. The retreat formally begins with compline in the Abbey church followed by a presentation in the Engelberg Room on the conference level of the retreat house. Silence begins at the conclusion of the first conference. The retreat follows the monastic horarium (schedule), the retreatants joining the monks for Holy Mass and the Divine Office. Meals are silent, served buffet or family style in the retreat house dining room, accompanied by spiritual reading.

Silence ends with breakfast on Sunday. Many retreats will include the ceremony of Final Oblation that takes place at the monastic community's Sunday celebration of the Holy Eucharist. A light reception is held afterward, followed by the final of four spiritual conferences. Before this final presentation, those wishing to begin the process of becoming a Benedictine Oblate of Mount Angel Abbey can do so by participating in the induction of oblate novices, where they will receive their own copy of the Holy Rule of Saint Benedict and receive a blessing. The retreats conclude with the noon meal, at which retreatants have an opportunity to visit with one another, and make plans for their next visit to the monastery.

 

Scheduled Retreats
The recently sent calendar of retreats has last year's dates listed for the Oblate rereats. The dates and speakers listed here are correct.
 

2012 Retreats


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September 18-20, 2012
Benedictine Oblate Retreat

This retreat begins with vespers at 5.15 p.m. on Tuesday evening and concludes after lunch on Thursday. *Tuesday dinner is included in this retreat*

$167 single/$281 double


September 21-23, 2012
Benedictine Oblate Retreat

**This retreat is fully booked. You are wlecome to attend as a commuter or join the waiting list**

Fr. Jerome Young, OSB

This retreat begins with vespers at 5.15 p.m. on Friday evening and concludes after lunch on Sunday. *Friday dinner is included in this retreat*

$167 single/$281 double


November 2-4, 2012
Benedictine Oblate Retreat

**This retreat is fully booked. You are wlecome to attend as a commuter or join the waiting list**

This retreat begins with vespers at 5.15 p.m. on Friday evening and concludes after lunch on Sunday. *Friday dinner is included in this retreat*

$167 single/$281 double /$75 commuter

2013 Benedictine Oblate Retreats

$167 single/$281 double/$75 commuter

To make reservations, please contact the Retreat House office at retreat@mtangel.edu and 503-845-3025

February 1-3, 2013
Benedictine Oblate Retreat

with Br. Basil Lawrence, OSB

$167 single occupancy/$281 double occupancy/$75 commuter

March 20-24, 2013
Wednesday-Sunday
Monastic Living Retreat

with Fr. Jacob Stronach, OSB and Br. Basil Lawrence, OSB

$295 single occupancy/$492 double occupancy

July 5-7, 2013
St. Benedict Day Oblate Family Weekend

$155 single occupancy/$252 double occupancy/$60 commuter

July 8-10, 2013
Oblate Leadership Conference

With weekend (Fri.-Weds.) $293 single occupancy/$499 double occupancy
Leaders Sunday arrival (Sun.-Weds.) $185 single occupancy/$309 double occupancy
Leaders Monday arrival (Mon.-Weds.) $155 single occupancy/$252 double occupancy

September 17-19, 2013
Benedictine Oblate Retreat

with Fr. Pius X Harding, OSB

$167 single occupancy/$281 double occupancy/$75 commuter

September 20-22, 2013
Benedictine Oblate Retreat

with Abbot Peter Eberle, OSB

$167 single occupancy/$281 double occupancy/$75 commuter

November 1-3, 2013
Benedictine Oblate Retreat

with Fr. Odo Recker, OSB

$167 single occupancy/$281 double occupancy/$75 commuter

For more information about the Oblate Program and retreats:
Contact LaVern Hayworth, the Associate Oblate Director at
541-567-9708, or e-mail: zernyh@charter.net

Retreats formally begin on the first evening with vespers and adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament in the Abbey church: these begin at 5:15 p.m. Dinner follows after vespers. Silence begins at the conclusion of the first conference. The retreat follows the monastic horarium (schedule), the retreatants joining the monks for Holy Mass and the Divine Office. Meals are silent, served buffet or family style in the retreat house dining room, accompanied by spiritual reading.

Silence ends with breakfast on the third day. Many retreats will include the ceremony of Final Oblation that takes place at the monastic community's Sunday celebration of the Holy Eucharist. A light reception is held afterward, followed by the final of four spiritual conferences. Before this final presentation, those wishing to begin the process of becoming a Benedictine Oblate of Mount Angel Abbey can do so by participating in the induction of oblate novices, where they will receive their own copy of the Holy Rule of Saint Benedict and receive a blessing. The retreats conclude with the noon meal, at which retreatants have an opportunity to visit with one another, and make plans for their next visit to the monastery.