Attend a Discernment Retreat

The Monastic Vocation

“As we progress in this way of life and in faith, we shall run on the path of God's commandments, our hearts overflowing with the inexpressible delight of love.”

Discernment Retreat Dates:

  • March 16–18, 2018
  • July 20–22, 2018
  • November 16–18, 2018
  • March 2224, 2019
  • July 20-22, 2019
  • October 18-20, 2019

Come
   and See.

Discerning a vocation to the monastic life is best done by personal experience and an encounter with the monks behind the cloister. We, at Mount Angel Abbey, open our door to men at least 18 years old and are discerning a vocation to come and join us for a three-day monastic discernment experience.

  • Pray with the monks
  • Join them for meals
  • Tour the monastery
  • Listen to conferences and vocation discernment stories
  • Spend time in quiet prayer
  • Discern your vocation with monks and other retreatants