Saint Benedict Guesthouse & Retreat Center
The Saint Benedict Guesthouse and Retreat Center is a place of prayer and peace. The founder of our monastic tradition, St. Benedict, teaches us in the Holy Rule: “All guests are to be welcomed as Christ.” It is in this spirit that Abbot Jeremy and all the monks of the community welcome you to our home.
Mount Angel Seminary
Since 1889, Mount Angel Seminary has sent thousands of priests to serve more than 11 million Catholics in nearly 100 dioceses and religious communities around the world. As the oldest seminary in the western United States, Mount Angel is the only seminary in the West that offers a College of Liberal Arts, a Graduate School of Theology, and a Doctor of Ministry degree program.
Mount Angel Library
A collection of historic and modern literature in an architectural gem.
Designed by the famous Finnish architect, Alvar Aalto, the modernist-style Mount Angel Abbey Library is home to one of the most significant theological libraries in the Pacific Northwest. Used by the entire Abbey and seminary community, the library is also open to guests, scholars, and the general public.
THE MISSION OF MOUNT ANGEL ABBEY & SEMINARY is grounded in the Benedictine, Roman Catholic faith tradition that shapes our deepest values and way of life. We seek to foster an environment that honors and respects the inherent differences and gifts among our monks, students, faculty, employees, friends and guests. We cultivate a spirit of inclusiveness and respect for others that neither denies nor exaggerates differences.
We are called by the Gospel to embrace the marginalized and break down the privileges that exclude those who are different or disadvantaged. Guided by Church teaching, we celebrate the “transcendent dignity of each human person” and we accept our common duty to make ourselves neighbors to others and actively serve them (Catechism of the Catholic Church, III.3.1).