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.

 


Please follow this link for a PDF download of general information about Benedictine Oblate Retreats.
 
September 23-25, 2014
Tuesday to Thursday

Benedictine Oblate Retreat
$172 single/$290 double/$77 commuter (unless otherwise stated)

September 26-28, 2014
Friday to Saturday

Benedictine Oblate Retreat
$172 single/$290 double/$77 commuter (unless otherwise stated)

October 31-November 2, 2014
***Full booked - waiting list available***

Benedictine Oblate Retreat
$172 single/$290 double/$77 commuter (unless otherwise stated)

 

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.