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Peace and Welcome

Welcome to Mount Angel Abbey, and to Benedict Hall, the monastery's guest and retreat house. The founder of our ancient monastic tradition, Saint Benedict, teaches 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.

Benet Hall Guesthouse and Retreat Center

Mount Angel Abbey is a place of prayer and peace. The Benedict Hall Guesthouse and Retreat Center is situated on the south slope of the Hilltop near the monastery, its modest rooms offering views of the Abbey Church or the Willamette valley some 300 feet below. Driving directions and travel information is available on the Abbey's website.


Within the guesthouse are spaces conducive to reading and quiet reflection: an adoration chapel, fireplace reading room and various out of the way places in which to relax.


Benedict Hall welcomes a diversity of guests: private retreatants, organized group retreats, conferences and day visitors to the Hilltop, not to mention the personal guests of the monks and seminarians of Mount Angel Abbey and Seminary.


The monks of Mount Angel Abbey receive you as Christ, and pray that your time on this holy mountain will be filled with grace, peace, and blessed memories that will remain with you throughout life's journey. May you take your leave from us in peace and joy, keeping in mind the prayer of Saint Benedict: that we "may all come together to life everlasting."

To learn more, call 503-845-3025 or email