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:

  • October 21–23, 2016
  • April 28–30, 2017
  • July 14–16, 2017
  • October 20–22, 2017

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

The Benedictine Monks of

Mount Angel Abbey

Saint Benedict, Oregon

Reserve your place now:

Contact Fr. Odo Recker, O.S.B.

Tel. (503) 845-3123

Email: vocation@mtangel.edu