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Receive the gifts of the Spirit

August 29, 2018
The new school year opened at Mount Angel Seminary on August 27, as seminarians, faculty, staff, and the monks of Mount Angel Abbey gathered in Damian Center to celebrate the Mass of the Holy Spirit. In his homily, Abbot Jeremy reminded everyone that the beginning of a new school year is the beginning of "a big project."
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I don't want to go to heaven without you!

July 18, 2018
Each summer, the monastic community of Mount Angel prepares for a large celebration for the Feast of St. Benedict. For the past four summers, close to 1,000 friends of the Abbey have come to the monks’ hilltop home to celebrate with them. This year, the theme for the event was “make a pilgrimage to Mount Angel Abbey.”

Three monks celebrate ordination Jubilees

May 27, 2018
In the photo at left, Fr. Pius X Harding, O.S.B., 25 years, Abbot Peter Eberle, O.S.B., 50 years, and Fr. Aelred Yockey, O.S.B., 25 years, celebrated the anniversary of their ordinations during the Mass of Trinity Sunday, with Abbot Peter as the main celebrant and Fr. Pius as homilist.
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Commencement at Mount Angel Seminary

May 16, 2018
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Pope Francis meets with Benedictine monks

April 20, 2018
Abbot Jeremy has been in Rome for the celebration of the 125th anniversary of the foundation of the Benedictine Confederation and the founding of the Primatial Abbey of Sant' Anselmo, home to the Benedictine college where he taught for more than 20 years. Friday, April 19, he and other Benedictines met with Pope Francis, who spoke with them.
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Listen to the Abbey's first podcast

March 26, 2018
Mount Angel Abbey and Seminary is happy to release our first podcast! It's called Theology at the Eucharistic Table and features Abbot Jeremy Driscoll in conversation with four seminarians studying at Mount Angel Seminary. The first episode was released March 19, under the protection of St. Joseph. In this first episode, Abbot Jeremy explains why it is important for all Catholics - especially priests and seminarians - to study theology. He fields questions from the seminarians, including: "How do I convey to others the importance of theology?" "What is the relationship between faith and reason?" "How does the celebration (and adoration) of the Eucharist aid the study of theology?" You can stream the episode at or subscribe on your favorite podcast app.
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Listen to the Abbey's First Podcast

March 26, 2018
Mount Angel Abbey and Seminary is happy to release our first podcast! It's called Theology at the Eucharistic Table and features Abbot Jeremy Driscoll in conversation with four seminarians studying at Mount Angel Seminary.
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In Memoriam: Fr. Athanasius Buchholz, O.S.B. (1928-2018)

February 23, 2018
FATHER ATHANASIUS BUCHHOLZ, O.S.B., a monk of Mount Angel Abbey in Oregon, U.S.A., passed peacefully to the Lord on the 22nd day of February, 2018. He was in his 90th year of age, his 69th year of monastic profession, and his 64th year of ordination to the priesthood.
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Saint Benedict Guesthouse is more than just a place

February 21, 2018
Saint Benedict Guesthouse is more than just a place Since becoming Abbot (and before then), I have encountered many benefactors and guests of the Abbey who spoke eloquently about the role of the Retreat Center in our Archdiocese and beyond. It's more than a place, they tell me. It is a holy experience.
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The frames are raised for Benedictine Brewery and Taproom

November 11, 2017
The dream of having a Benedictine Brewery and Taproom on site at Mount Angel Abbey is closer to becoming a reality as the Benedictine monks of Mount Angel were joined by timber framing crews, seminarians, and friends of the community for a ‘barn raising’ style construction day on Nov. 11.
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Br. Cyril Speaks on the Radio About Reformation 500

October 23, 2017
On October 23, Br. Cyril was featured on Mater Dei Radio's program "In Person," presenting a positive Catholic perspective on "Reformation 500," Oct. 31, 2017, the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation.

Abbot Jeremy Speaks at the Annual Red Mass in Portland

September 18, 2017
Abbot Jeremy addressed members of the legal community in Portland on Monday, September 18, 2017 with a lecture, entitled "Monastic Vision for Happiness in These Unhappy Times".
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Welcoming Abbot Christian Meyer, O.S.B. of Engelberg Abbey

September 16, 2017
Abbot Christian Meyer, the 59th of Engelberg Abbey, Mount Angel Abbey's motherhouse, visited the Hilltop from Saturday, September 16 to Wednesday, September 20. He was welcomed by the town of Mount Angel during its annual Oktoberfest and by the Hilltop community.

Three Monks Profess Simple Vows

September 8, 2017
At a Pontifical Mass presided by Rt. Rev. Jeremy Driscoll, O.S.B., abbot of Mount Angel Abbey, and celebrating the Nativity of Mary, three novices professed their simple (first, or triennial) vows of stability, conversion to the monastic life, and obedience. Congratulations to Br. Gabriel Asbury, O.S.B., Br. Anselm Flores, O.S.B., and Br. Justin Gilligan, O.S.B.

Total Solar Eclipse - August 21, 2017

August 21, 2017
The Hilltop community gathered to watch the total solar eclipse of 2017.

Priestly Ordination at Mount Angel Abbey

August 10, 2017
The Benedictine community of Mount Angel Abbey was joined on the morning of August 4 by a church full of people who came to celebrate the ordination of John Vianney Le, O.S.B. Archbishop Alexander K. Sample, Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon, was the main celebrant; Abbot Jeremy Driscoll, O.S.B., Abbot of Mount Angel Abbey, was the principal concelebrant.

Inside the Latest Mount Angel Letter

July 18, 2017
Follow the Trail of the Holy Family with Father Odo and meet Br. Ephrem and his unique touch with candles in the latest issue of the Mount Angel Letter

Abbot Jeremy Speaks to Parents & Friends of Jesuit High School at Pub Theology

May 11, 2017
On Monday evening, April 24, Abbot Jeremy spoke for parents and friends of Jesuit High School at an event at the Old Market Pub in Portland called "Pub Theology." The title of his talk was "Resurrection: What is it and what does it mean for us?" He spoke to a crowd of about 70 people in the pub.
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Rest in the Peace of the Risen Christ, Fr. Cosmas White, O.S.B. (1929-2017)

April 29, 2017
Fr. Cosmas White, O.S.B., a monk and priest of Mount Angel Abbey, died April 27, 2017, at the Abbey in Saint Benedict, Oregon. He was 88 years old.
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Abbot Jeremy's Sacred Paschal Triduum Homilies

April 27, 2017