Calendar of Retreats

We are happy to announce that the renovation and expansion of the Saint Benedict Guesthouse and Retreat Center is now complete! In addition to renovating the original building, a new wing offers a parking-level lobby and meeting rooms, a commercial kitchen and dining room, and new retreat rooms for overnight guests.

Abbey Sponsored & Co-Sponsored Retreats

2 Become 1 – A Retreat to Explore the Beauty and Truth of Catholic Marriage
Fr. Matt Libra, Lynda Olsen, Patricia Mackie, LPC
December 10–12, 2021

2 Become 1
A Retreat to Explore the Beauty
and Truth of Catholic Marriage

for Married and Engaged Couples, Co-Sponsored by Mount Angel Abbey and the Archdiocese of Portland

Features Fr. Matt Libra, Lynda Olsen, Patricia Mackie, LPC, and your marriage!

December 10-12, 2021

A retreat from the hustle and bustle of life to focus on your one true vocation, the vocation of marriage. For engaged and married couples, this weekend will offer you opportunities to pray together, learn together, play together, and grow together. God has created this sacred sacrament and called you to it. On this weekend you will be invited to discern your current state of life, and listen and respond to God’s call and invitation to allow him into this Holy calling. This weekend is focused on learning how to respond to God’s call to marital holiness, you will review a personalized inventory of your relationship, and have quiet moments for prayer, reflection, and discussion.

This weekend qualifies for Marriage Preparation for the Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon. Check with your individual parish for specific requirements.

Cost: $525 – Couple (includes room and board for 2 nights, meals, and speaker fees)

For registration, please click here or email patricia@everydaycounselingpdx.com for more information.

Friday
1-2:30 pm Registration
2:30 pm Orientation
3 pm Conference
(Keynote with Fr. Matt Libra on Theology of the Body & The Sacrament of Marriage)
5:15 pm Vespers followed by Adoration
6 pm Dinner
7:25 pm Compline
SATURDAY
5:20 am Vigils (optional)
6:25 am Lauds (optional)
7 am Breakfast
8 am Mass
9:15-10 am Conference (Prepare & Enrich)
10:30 am Conference (Skills for a Lifetime of Love)
12 pm Noon Prayer
12:15 pm Lunch
2:30 pm Conference (Married Sexual Intimacy)
5:15 pm Vespers
6 pm Dinner
7:25 pm Social Hour at the Brewery
SUNDAY
6:35 am Lauds
7:30 am Breakfast
9 am Mass
10:30 am Conference (Living Your Spirituality)
11:15 am Small Group Discussion
12 pm   Noon Prayer
12:15 pm Lunch & End of Retreat
2 Become 1

A couple rushes out the door hurrying to finish dishes and shuttle children to sports, the husband rushes one way, while the wife dashes the other. They return home tired, collapse on the couch, turn on the TV, scroll through social media, or return to their phone to complete one more to do item. They cannot recall the last time they actually shared an intimate evening, bared their soul to one another, and felt completely seen.

Another couple is in the thick of wedding planning. They are choosing menu items and completing guest lists. The dress is waiting; the tux is waiting, and they have been fighting about everything.

If any of these statements seem true to you, check out this 2 Become 1 Marriage and Marriage Prep retreat at Mount Angel Abbey.

This retreat is a response to prayer. I asked God what he wanted, what was the message. The response I heard was to share the Truth, Goodness, and Beauty of his Church. The message was to remind couples they are not alone in their walk of holy matrimony, that a sacrament has God at the center and he wants to be invited.

The first question for me was Lord, how do I show them your beauty, where do I begin. God has given us beauty, nature, art, music, prayer, and Mount Angel Abbey is a place where you can experience them all. Then there is truth. We have to share the truth with one another. We have learned what makes marriages last and thrive, and the addition of attachment theory over the past 15 years helps us to understand why. This retreat will offer the truth about human relationships and the sacredness of marriage. Finally, we have goodness, found in the hidden life of families, and monks. The monks spend hours in prayer for our souls, for the conversion of hearts, and asking for the mercy of God the Father. Families spend hours in prayer, training and raising up souls, and offering one another mercy and forgiveness. Come and encounter truth, goodness, and beauty at Mount Angel Abbey.

The retreat includes two tracks, one for engaged couples, and one for married couples. The retreat fee includes meals, and lodging in the new guesthouse. You will listen to talks by Fr. Matt Libra, Br. Louis Nguyen, OSB, theologian Lynda Olsen, and counselor Patricia Mackie. The weekend will offer you ample time to sit in silence with one another and pray. Come and experience Benedictine hospitality.

– Patricia Mackie

Visit Every Day Counseling website for more information.

Julius Caesar: A Shakespearean Retreat
Fr. Stephen Rowan, STB, PhD
December 17–19, 2021

Julius Caesar: A Shakespearean Retreat

Fr. Stephen Rowan, STB, PhD

December 17-19, 2021

In Julius Caesar, Shakespeare shows how envy, resentment, mutual suspicion, and scapegoating drive “regime change” in Ancient Rome and succeed especially well when people are led by slick-sounding crowd-pleasers and demagogues. Even though great change is promised by the death of Caesar, Shakespeare points out a great lesson of history: “The more things change, the more they remain the same.” Just as Roman politics was a mirror for Shakespeare’s time, Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar is a mirror for ours. Then as now it helps to have an ironic view of current events, and it is challenging to find sound reasons for taking wise action to bring about positive change.

Fr. Stephen Rowan, S.T.B., Ph.D., a priest of the Archdiocese of Seattle, received his doctorate in English from the University of British Columbia, has authored several books and articles, and presented at conferences, retreats, and convocations. He is presently living in Silverton, Oregon, and teaches at Mount Angel Seminary.

Cost:
$290 Single
$420 Couple
$120 Commuter per person

For registration: Please email for information

FRIDAY
2:00 -5 pm Registration
5:15 pm Vespers (followed by Eucharistic Exposition & Adoration)
6:00 pm Dinner
7:25 pm Compline
8:00 pm Welcome Orientation & Conference#1
SATURDAY
5:20 am Vigils
6:25 am Lauds
7 am Breakfast
8 am Mass
9:15-10:15 am Conference #2
10:45-11:45 am Conference #3
12:00 pm Midday Prayer
2:45-3:45 pm Conference #4
4-5 pm Conference #5
5:15 pm Vespers
6:00 pm Dinner
7:15-8:15 pm Film: “Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar”
SUNDAY
6:35 am Lauds
7:30 am Breakfast
9 am Mass
10:30-11:30 am Conference #6
12:00 pm Midday Prayer followed by lunch and end of retreat

Ignation Silent Preaching Weekend Retreat
Bill Zuelke & Team of Spiritual Directors
January 7–9, 2022

Ignation Silent Preaching Weekend Retreat

Bill Zuelke & Team of Spiritual Directors

January 7-9, 2022

The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius is a pattern of prayer which flows through 5 themes that are fundamental to growth in our relationship with God. This retreat will invite you into these five themes. We will consider (1) God’s profound love for us, (2) our sinful world and our participation in it, (3) the humanity and ministry of Jesus, (4) the Passion of Jesus, (5) the Resurrection of Jesus.

During the retreat the Conferences will focus on each of these themes and you will be invited to spend an hour in prayer on the topic of the Conference. The retreat will be in silence and time for one on one spiritual direction and confession will be provided. Along with opportunities to pray with the monks and attend Eucharist.

Bill Zuelke is a Spiritual Director, life coach, and an associate staff member of Soul Formation. He provides spiritual direction, adult education, retreats, workshops, supervision, and consultations for churches, social agencies, and individuals through his private practice.

Bill has a degree in philosophy from Gonzaga University (1976) an M.Div. from Boston College (1981) and an M.S. in pastoral counseling from Loyola University, Baltimore (1985). He is trained in Jesuit spirituality and discernment of spirits and has been providing individual spiritual direction, private and group retreats, and assistance with personal and corporate discernment for over 35 years.  Bill has worked as a Licensed Professional Counselor, a trained supervisor, and a certified Life Coach.  He will be working alongside a team of spiritual directors who will be available for one-on-one spiritual directions.

Cost:
$290 Single
$420 Couple
$120 Commuter per person

For cost and registration, please email for information and availability, or call 503.845.3025.

FRIDAY
2-5 pm Registration
5 pm Orientation to the Divine Office (Abbey church vestibule)
8 pm Welcome Orientation & Conference
SATURDAY
8 am Mass
9:15 am Conference
10:30 am Conference
3 pm Conference
4 pm Sacrament of Reconciliation available
SUNDAY
9 am Mass
10:30 am Conference
Lunch and end of retreat

* Meals are in silence with table reading

Spiritual Healing Through the Power of the Sacraments
Fr. Richard Berg, C.S.C.
February 18–20, 2022

Spiritual Healing Through the
Power of the Sacraments

Fr. Richard Berg, C.S.C.

February 18-20, 2022

We encounter and are blessed and renewed by the powerful gifts of the Spirit in our spiritual and sacramental lives: Prayer, Eucharist, Reconciliation, and Anointing. Fr. Richard Berg, CSC, is a Holy Cross priest who has served at the University of Portland as an administrator and professor of psychology, as an inner-city pastor, and is a published author. He currently serves as chaplain and sacramental minister at the Mary’s Woods community, Marylhurst, Oregon.

Cost:
$290 Single
$420 Couple
$120 Commuter per person

For registration: Please email for information

Friday
2-5 pm Registration
5 pm Orientation to the Divine Office (Abbey church vestibule)
8 pm Welcome Orientation
Saturday
8 am Mass
9:15 am Conference
11 am Conference
Sunday
9 am Mass
10:30 am Conference

King Lear: A Shakespearean Retreat
Fr. Stephen Rowan, STB, PhD
March 25–27, 2022

A Shakespearean Retreat

Fr. Stephen Rowan, STB, PhD

March 25-27, 2022

King Lear is a man who has grown old before he has grown wise. As a result, he makes a foolish and willful choice in favor of two wicked daughters and banishes the one who truly loves him. What happens to him? What does he learn? What can we learn from attending to his story?  Through presentations and discussion, this retreat will focus on Shakespeare’s most searing tragedy in order to find wisdom and “the life that is truly life” even in the midst of a storm.

Fr. Stephen Rowan, S.T.B., Ph.D., a priest of the Archdiocese of Seattle, received his doctorate in English from the University of British Columbia, has authored several books and articles, and presented at conferences, retreats, and convocations. He is presently living in Silverton, Oregon, and teaches at Mount Angel Seminary.

Cost:
$290 Single
$420 Couple
$120 Commuter per person

For registration: Please email for information

FRIDAY
2:00-5 pm Registration
5:15 pm Vespers (followed by Eucharistic Exposition & Adoration)
6:00 pm Dinner
7:25 pm Compline
8:00 pm Welcome Orientation & Conference#1
SATURDAY
5:20 am Vigils
6:25 am Lauds
7 am Breakfast
8 am Mass
9:15-10:15 am Conference #2
10:45-11:45 am Conference #3
12:00 pm Midday Prayer*
2:45-3:45 pm Conference #4
4-5 pm Conference #5
5:15 pm Vespers
6:00 pm Dinner
7:15-8:15 pm Film: “Shakespeare’s King Lear”
SUNDAY
6:35 am Lauds
7:30 am Breakfast
9 am Mass
10:30-11:30 am Conference #6
12:00 pm Midday Prayer
12:15 pm Lunch and then End of retreat

Mary’s Fiat as the Model for Mental Healing and Spiritual Warfare
Dr. Christin McIntyre, MD
April 1–3, 2022

Mary’s Fiat as the Model for Mental Healing and Spiritual Warfare

Dr. Christin McIntyre, MD

April 1-3, 2022

A psychiatrist in clinical practice and devout believer in the power of God’s grace, Dr. McIntyre shares powerful insights into spiritual healing by conforming one’s will to that of the God who loves and cares for his people.

Dr. Christin McIntyre is a Portland native who converted to Catholicism in 1997. She and her husband Jim have five children, and attend St Mary’s Cathedral Parish in Portland. She earned a combined MD/PhD degree in Pharmacology and Toxicology from the University of Kansas Medical Center, and returned to Oregon to complete a residency in Psychiatry at OHSU. She has been in outpatient practice as a psychiatrist in the Portland area since 2003.

Cost:
$290 Single
$420 Couple
$120 Commuter per person

For registration: Please email for information

Friday
2-5 pm Registration
5 pm Orientation to the Divine Office
5:15 pm Vespers followed by adoration
6 pm Dinner
7:25 pm Compline
8 pm Welcome & Conference
Saturday
5:20 am Vigils (optional)
6:25 am Lauds (optional)
7 am Breakfast
8 am Mass
9:30 am Conference
10:45 am Conference
12 pm Noon Prayer
12:15 Lunch
2:30 pm Conference
4 pm Sacrament of Confession
5:15 pm Vespers
6 pm Dinner
7:25 pm Vigils
Sunday
6:35 am Lauds
7:30 am Breakfast
9 am Mass
10:30 am Conference
12 pm Noon Prayer
12:15 pm Lunch and end of retreat

Holy Week, Sacred Triduum & Easter at the Abbey
April 11–17, 2022

Holy Week, Sacred Triduum & Easter at the Abbey

with monastic speakers

April 11-17

Cost and registration: Please email for information

2 Become 1 – A Retreat to Explore the Beauty and Truth of Catholic Marriage
Fr. Matt Libra, Lynda Olsen, Patricia Mackie, LPC
April 29-May 1, 2022

2 Become 1
A Retreat to Explore the Beauty
and Truth of Catholic Marriage

for Married and Engaged Couples, Co-Sponsored by Mount Angel Abbey and the Archdiocese of Portland

Features Fr. Matt Libra, Lynda Olsen, Patricia Mackie, LPC, and your marriage!

April 29-May 1, 2022

A retreat from the hustle and bustle of life to focus on your one true vocation, the vocation of marriage. For engaged and married couples, this weekend will offer you opportunities to pray together, learn together, play together, and grow together. God has created this sacred sacrament and called you to it. On this weekend you will be invited to discern your current state of life, and listen and respond to God’s call and invitation to allow him into this Holy calling. This weekend is focused on learning how to respond to God’s call to marital holiness, you will review a personalized inventory of your relationship, and have quiet moments for prayer, reflection, and discussion.

This weekend qualifies for Marriage Preparation for the Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon. Check with your individual parish for specific requirements.

Cost: $525 – Couple (includes room and board for 2 nights, meals, and speaker fees)

For registration, please click here or email patricia@everydaycounselingpdx.com for more information.

Friday
1-2:30 pm Registration
2:30 pm Orientation
3 pm Conference
(Keynote with Fr. Matt Libra on Theology of the Body & The Sacrament of Marriage)
5:15 pm Vespers followed by Adoration
6 pm Dinner
7:25 pm Compline
SATURDAY
5:20 am Vigils (optional)
6:25 am Lauds (optional)
7 am Breakfast
8 am Mass
9:15-10 am Conference (Prepare & Enrich)
10:30 am Conference (Skills for a Lifetime of Love)
12 pm Noon Prayer
12:15 pm Lunch
2:30 pm Conference (Married Sexual Intimacy)
5:15 pm Vespers
6 pm Dinner
7:25 pm Social Hour at the Brewery
SUNDAY
6:35 am Lauds
7:30 am Breakfast
9 am Mass
10:30 am Conference (Living Your Spirituality)
11:15 am Small Group Discussion
12 pm Noon Prayer
12:15 pm Lunch & End of Retreat
2 Become 1

A couple rushes out the door hurrying to finish dishes and shuttle children to sports, the husband rushes one way, while the wife dashes the other. They return home tired, collapse on the couch, turn on the TV, scroll through social media, or return to their phone to complete one more to do item. They cannot recall the last time they actually shared an intimate evening, bared their soul to one another, and felt completely seen.

Another couple is in the thick of wedding planning. They are choosing menu items and completing guest lists. The dress is waiting; the tux is waiting, and they have been fighting about everything.

If any of these statements seem true to you, check out this 2 Become 1 Marriage and Marriage Prep retreat at Mount Angel Abbey.

This retreat is a response to prayer. I asked God what he wanted, what was the message. The response I heard was to share the Truth, Goodness, and Beauty of his Church. The message was to remind couples they are not alone in their walk of holy matrimony, that a sacrament has God at the center and he wants to be invited.

The first question for me was Lord, how do I show them your beauty, where do I begin. God has given us beauty, nature, art, music, prayer, and Mount Angel Abbey is a place where you can experience them all. Then there is truth. We have to share the truth with one another. We have learned what makes marriages last and thrive, and the addition of attachment theory over the past 15 years helps us to understand why. This retreat will offer the truth about human relationships and the sacredness of marriage. Finally, we have goodness, found in the hidden life of families, and monks. The monks spend hours in prayer for our souls, for the conversion of hearts, and asking for the mercy of God the Father. Families spend hours in prayer, training and raising up souls, and offering one another mercy and forgiveness. Come and encounter truth, goodness, and beauty at Mount Angel Abbey.

The retreat includes two tracks, one for engaged couples, and one for married couples. The retreat fee includes meals, and lodging in the new guesthouse. You will listen to talks by Fr. Matt Libra, Br. Louis Nguyen, OSB, theologian Lynda Olsen, and counselor Patricia Mackie. The weekend will offer you ample time to sit in silence with one another and pray. Come and experience Benedictine hospitality.

– Patricia Mackie

Visit Every Day Counseling website for more information.

Encountering God through Forgiveness: The Healing Power of Divine Mercy
Br. Louis de Montfort, O.S.B.
June 24–26, 2022

Encountering God through Forgiveness: The Healing Power of Divine Mercy

Br. Louis de Montfort, O.S.B.

June 24-26, 2022

Cost and registration: Please email for information

Foundations of Monastic Spirituality According to the Holy Rule of St. Benedict
Fr. John Paul Le, O.S.B.
July 15-17, 2022

Foundations of Monastic Spirituality According to the Holy Rule of St. Benedict

A silent retreat directed by Fr. John Paul Le, O.S.B.

July 15-17, 2022

This retreat will explore the foundations of monastic spirituality as envisioned by St. Benedict, the father of western monasticism. In his prologue to the Holy Rule, St. Benedict envisions the monastic way as beginning with listening with the ear of one’s heart and concluding with “hearts overflowing with the inexpressible delight of love.”
Fr. John Paul Le, O.S.B., has been a monk of Mount Angel Abbey for 13 years. Along with his various assignments, he teaches Monastic Sources at Mount Angel Seminary and to the novices (new monks) in the monastery.

Email retreat@mtangel.edu or call 503.845.3025 for availability.

FRIDAY
2-5:00 pm Registration
5 :00 pm Orientation to the Divine Office (Abbey church vestibule)
5:15 pm Vespers followed by Adoration
6:00 pm Dinner
7:25 pm Compline
8:00 pm Welcome Orientation & Conference (Engelberg Room)
SATURDAY
5:20 am Vigils (optional)
6:25 am Lauds (optional)
7 am Breakfast
8 am Mass
10:30 am Conference
11:55 am Noon Prayer
12:15 pm Lunch
(with table reading)
2:30 pm Conference
4:00 pm Sacrament of Reconciliation (available)
5:15 pm Vespers
6:00 pm Dinner (with table reading followed by Q&A)
7:25 pm Vigils of Sunday
SUNDAY
6:35 am Lauds
7:30 am Breakfast
9 am Mass
10:30 am Conference
Noon Noon Prayer
12:15 pm Lunch with talking & end of Retreat

2 Become 1 – A Retreat to Explore the Beauty and Truth of Catholic Marriage
Fr. Matt Libra, Lynda Olsen, Patricia Mackie, LPC
July 22-24, 2022

2 Become 1
A Retreat to Explore the Beauty
and Truth of Catholic Marriage

for Married and Engaged Couples, Co-Sponsored by Mount Angel Abbey and the Archdiocese of Portland

Features Fr. Matt Libra, Lynda Olsen, Patricia Mackie, LPC, and your marriage!

July 22-24, 2022

A retreat from the hustle and bustle of life to focus on your one true vocation, the vocation of marriage. For engaged and married couples, this weekend will offer you opportunities to pray together, learn together, play together, and grow together. God has created this sacred sacrament and called you to it. On this weekend you will be invited to discern your current state of life, and listen and respond to God’s call and invitation to allow him into this Holy calling. This weekend is focused on learning how to respond to God’s call to marital holiness, you will review a personalized inventory of your relationship, and have quiet moments for prayer, reflection, and discussion.

This weekend qualifies for Marriage Preparation for the Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon. Check with your individual parish for specific requirements.

Cost: $525 – Couple (includes room and board for 2 nights, meals, and speaker fees)

For registration, please click here or email patricia@everydaycounselingpdx.com for more information.

Friday
1-2:30 pm Registration
2:30 pm Orientation
3 pm Conference
(Keynote with Fr. Matt Libra on Theology of the Body & The Sacrament of Marriage)
5:15 pm Vespers followed by Adoration
6 pm Dinner
7:25 pm Compline
SATURDAY
5:20 am Vigils (optional)
6:25 am Lauds (optional)
7 am Breakfast
8 am Mass
9:15-10 am Conference (Prepare & Enrich)
10:30 am Conference (Skills for a Lifetime of Love)
12 pm Noon Prayer
12:15 pm Lunch
2:30 pm Conference (Married Sexual Intimacy)
5:15 pm Vespers
6 pm Dinner
7:25 pm Social Hour at the Brewery
SUNDAY
6:35 am Lauds
7:30 am Breakfast
9 am Mass
10:30 am Conference (Living Your Spirituality)
11:15 am Small Group Discussion
12 pm Noon Prayer
12:15 pm Lunch & End of Retreat
2 Become 1

A couple rushes out the door hurrying to finish dishes and shuttle children to sports, the husband rushes one way, while the wife dashes the other. They return home tired, collapse on the couch, turn on the TV, scroll through social media, or return to their phone to complete one more to do item. They cannot recall the last time they actually shared an intimate evening, bared their soul to one another, and felt completely seen.

Another couple is in the thick of wedding planning. They are choosing menu items and completing guest lists. The dress is waiting; the tux is waiting, and they have been fighting about everything.

If any of these statements seem true to you, check out this 2 Become 1 Marriage and Marriage Prep retreat at Mount Angel Abbey.

This retreat is a response to prayer. I asked God what he wanted, what was the message. The response I heard was to share the Truth, Goodness, and Beauty of his Church. The message was to remind couples they are not alone in their walk of holy matrimony, that a sacrament has God at the center and he wants to be invited.

The first question for me was Lord, how do I show them your beauty, where do I begin. God has given us beauty, nature, art, music, prayer, and Mount Angel Abbey is a place where you can experience them all. Then there is truth. We have to share the truth with one another. We have learned what makes marriages last and thrive, and the addition of attachment theory over the past 15 years helps us to understand why. This retreat will offer the truth about human relationships and the sacredness of marriage. Finally, we have goodness, found in the hidden life of families, and monks. The monks spend hours in prayer for our souls, for the conversion of hearts, and asking for the mercy of God the Father. Families spend hours in prayer, training and raising up souls, and offering one another mercy and forgiveness. Come and encounter truth, goodness, and beauty at Mount Angel Abbey.

The retreat includes two tracks, one for engaged couples, and one for married couples. The retreat fee includes meals, and lodging in the new guesthouse. You will listen to talks by Fr. Matt Libra, Br. Louis Nguyen, OSB, theologian Lynda Olsen, and counselor Patricia Mackie. The weekend will offer you ample time to sit in silence with one another and pray. Come and experience Benedictine hospitality.

– Patricia Mackie

Visit Every Day Counseling website for more information.

True Devotion to Mary: Mary Revealed in the Old and New Testaments
Br. Louis de Montfort, O.S.B.
August 12–14, 2022

True Devotion to Mary:
Mary Revealed in the Old and New Testaments

Br. Louis de Montfort, O.S.B.

August 12-14, 2022

Cost:
$270 Single
$380 Couple
$115 Commuter per person

For registration: Please email for information

Ignatian Silent Retreat
Bill Zuelke
August 22–26, 2022

Ignatian Silent Retreat

Bill Zuelke and
Spiritual Directors Team

August 22-26, 2022

Cost:
$660 Single
$1000 Double

For registration: Please email for information

Spiritual Healing Retreat
October 21–23, 2022

Spiritual Healing Retreat

October 21-23, 2022 

Please email for more information

Monastic Spirituality:
Overcoming the 8 Evil Thoughts

Fr. John Paul Le, O.S.B.
June 16-18, 2023

Monastic Spirituality:
Overcoming the 8 Evil Thoughts

A silent retreat directed by Fr. John Paul Le, O.S.B.

June 16-18, 2023

Sin and vice begin with the thoughts. This retreat will explore the 8 Evil Thoughts and how to overcome them according to St. John Cassian. The thoughts are gluttony, lust, avarice, anger, acedia, sadness, vainglory, and pride.

Fr. John Paul Le, O.S.B., has been a monk of Mount Angel Abbey for 13 years. Along with his various assignments, he teaches Monastic Sources at Mount Angel Seminary and to the novices (new monks) in the monastery.

Cost:
$270 Single
$380 Couple
$115 Commuter per person

Email retreat@mtangel.edu or call 503.845.3025 for availability.

FRIDAY
2-5:00 pm Registration
5 :00 pm Orientation to the Divine Office (Abbey church vestibule)
5:15 pm Vespers followed by Adoration
6:00 pm Dinner with talking
7:25 pm Compline
8:00 pm Welcome Orientation & Conference (Engelberg Room)
SATURDAY
5:20 am Vigils (optional)
6:25 am Lauds (optional)
7 am Breakfast
8 am Mass
10:30 am Conference
11:55 am Noon Prayer
12:15 pm Lunch
(with table reading)
2:30 pm Conference
4:00 pm Sacrament of Reconciliation (available)
5:15 pm Vespers
6:00 pm Dinner
(with table reading followed by Q&A)
7:25 pm Vigils of Sunday
SUNDAY
6:35 am Lauds
7:30 am Breakfast
9 am Mass
10:30 am Conference
Noon Noon Prayer
12:15 pm Lunch with talking & end of Retreat

2 Become 1 – A Retreat to Explore the Beauty and Truth of Catholic Marriage
Fr. Matt Libra, Lynda Olsen, Patricia Mackie, LPC
July 21-23, 2023

2 Become 1
A Retreat to Explore the Beauty
and Truth of Catholic Marriage

for Married and Engaged Couples, Co-Sponsored by Mount Angel Abbey and the Archdiocese of Portland

Features Fr. Matt Libra, Lynda Olsen, Patricia Mackie, LPC, and your marriage!

July 21-23, 2023

A retreat from the hustle and bustle of life to focus on your one true vocation, the vocation of marriage. For engaged and married couples, this weekend will offer you opportunities to pray together, learn together, play together, and grow together. God has created this sacred sacrament and called you to it. On this weekend you will be invited to discern your current state of life, and listen and respond to God’s call and invitation to allow him into this Holy calling. This weekend is focused on learning how to respond to God’s call to marital holiness, you will review a personalized inventory of your relationship, and have quiet moments for prayer, reflection, and discussion.

This weekend qualifies for Marriage Preparation for the Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon. Check with your individual parish for specific requirements.

Cost: $525 – Couple (includes room and board for 2 nights, meals, and speaker fees)

For registration, please click here or email patricia@everydaycounselingpdx.com for more information.

Friday
1-2:30 pm Registration
2:30 pm Orientation
3 pm Conference
(Keynote with Fr. Matt Libra on Theology of the Body & The Sacrament of Marriage)
5:15 pm Vespers followed by Adoration
6 pm Dinner
7:25 pm Compline
SATURDAY
5:20 am Vigils (optional)
6:25 am Lauds (optional)
7 am Breakfast
8 am Mass
9:15-10 am Conference (Prepare & Enrich)
10:30 am Conference (Skills for a Lifetime of Love)
12 pm Noon Prayer
12:15 pm Lunch
2:30 pm Conference (Married Sexual Intimacy)
5:15 pm Vespers
6 pm Dinner
7:25 pm Social Hour at the Brewery
SUNDAY
6:35 am Lauds
7:30 am Breakfast
9 am Mass
10:30 am Conference (Living Your Spirituality)
11:15 am Small Group Discussion
12 pm Noon Prayer
12:15 pm Lunch & End of Retreat
2 Become 1

A couple rushes out the door hurrying to finish dishes and shuttle children to sports, the husband rushes one way, while the wife dashes the other. They return home tired, collapse on the couch, turn on the TV, scroll through social media, or return to their phone to complete one more to do item. They cannot recall the last time they actually shared an intimate evening, bared their soul to one another, and felt completely seen.

Another couple is in the thick of wedding planning. They are choosing menu items and completing guest lists. The dress is waiting; the tux is waiting, and they have been fighting about everything.

If any of these statements seem true to you, check out this 2 Become 1 Marriage and Marriage Prep retreat at Mount Angel Abbey.

This retreat is a response to prayer. I asked God what he wanted, what was the message. The response I heard was to share the Truth, Goodness, and Beauty of his Church. The message was to remind couples they are not alone in their walk of holy matrimony, that a sacrament has God at the center and he wants to be invited.

The first question for me was Lord, how do I show them your beauty, where do I begin. God has given us beauty, nature, art, music, prayer, and Mount Angel Abbey is a place where you can experience them all. Then there is truth. We have to share the truth with one another. We have learned what makes marriages last and thrive, and the addition of attachment theory over the past 15 years helps us to understand why. This retreat will offer the truth about human relationships and the sacredness of marriage. Finally, we have goodness, found in the hidden life of families, and monks. The monks spend hours in prayer for our souls, for the conversion of hearts, and asking for the mercy of God the Father. Families spend hours in prayer, training and raising up souls, and offering one another mercy and forgiveness. Come and encounter truth, goodness, and beauty at Mount Angel Abbey.

The retreat includes two tracks, one for engaged couples, and one for married couples. The retreat fee includes meals, and lodging in the new guesthouse. You will listen to talks by Fr. Matt Libra, Br. Louis Nguyen, OSB, theologian Lynda Olsen, and counselor Patricia Mackie. The weekend will offer you ample time to sit in silence with one another and pray. Come and experience Benedictine hospitality.

– Patricia Mackie

Visit Every Day Counseling website for more information.

Non-Abbey Sponsored Retreats at the Guesthouse

Centering Prayer - Contemplative Retreat
Contemplative Outreach
February 21-27, 2022

Centering Prayer – 7-Day Silent Intensive & Post-Intensive Contemplative Retreats

Sponsored by Contemplative Outreach of Portland & Contemplative Outreach of Willamette Valley

February 21-27, 2022

Come, rest in the stillness with contemplative companions, away from the busyness of daily life.
Expansive views of the Willamette Valley, walking the stations of the cross on the park-like grounds, opportunities to pray with the monks, or simply soaking in the silence, will enhance your Centering Prayer practice whether you are coming for the first time (Intensive Retreat) or returning (Post-Intensive). Intensive retreatants will watch Fr. Keating’s Spiritual Journey videos, while those on the Post-Intensive track have an extra prayer period and no videos.

The retreat is designed to deepen your established practice. Grand Silence (no eye contact) will be observed throughout, including at meals, except for opening and closing programs. Discussion after videos for the Intensive track is optional.

The retreat begins with registration 3-5 pm Monday, February 21 (please do not arrive before 3 pm) and ends at 11 am Sunday, February 27. Lunch the last day may be arranged separately from the retreat.

Registration fee: $900
Includes 6 nights in a private room with private bath and delicious mostly vegetarian meals by Bon Appetit, who will attempt to honor special diets. Elevators and one ADA room available.

Registration Information
Pre-requisites: daily Centering Prayer practice for 6 months; fully vaccinated for Covid, 3rd dose at least 2 weeks prior.
Deposit of $100 due at the time of registration ($50 is non-refundable)
Balance due by January 15, 2022

The guesthouse is in compliance with State of Oregon Covid-19 prevention recommendations regarding face masks, social distancing, and air filtration.

To register: visit COOP website.

Partial scholarships are available. To apply, email Patricia Lacy.

Other questions: Email Benneth Husted.

Faith Over Fifty: The Grace of Growing Older
Deacon Chris Anderson
March 18-20, 2022

Faith Over Fifty
The Grace of Growing Older

With Deacon Chris Anderson

March 18-20, 2022

Chris Anderson is a deacon at St. Mary’s in Corvallis, a professor emeritus of English at Oregon State University, and the author of a number of books.

Retreat Description: A weekend away for reflection on the challenges and the graces of aging. How in growing older we are called to a still deeper life in Christ.

Register: Contact the Saint Benedict Guesthouse and Retreat Center at retreat@mtangel.edu.

Cost: $290 for singles; $420 for couples. Commuter rate is $120.

All meals included; all rooms have private bath and shower.

 

 

Ignatian Training Retreat
Bill Zuelke
August 29 – September 4, 2022

Ignatian Training Retreat

With Bill Zuelke

August 29 – September 24, 2022

Retreat Description:
The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius: A personal Journey and a Training Experience. This retreat is designed for people who have made the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius in the past and who have a desire to share this experience with others. Join Bill Zuelke on this deep dive into the dynamics of the Spiritual Exercises.

Retreat Master:
Bill Zuelke is a Spiritual Director, life coach, and an associate staff member of Soul Formation. He provides spiritual direction, adult education, retreats, workshops, supervision, and consultations for churches, social agencies, and individuals through his private practice.

Bill has a degree in philosophy from Gonzaga University (1976) an M.Div. from Boston College (1981) and an M.S. in pastoral counseling from Loyola University, Baltimore (1985). He is trained in Jesuit spirituality and discernment of spirits and has been providing individual spiritual direction, private and group retreats, and assistance with personal and corporate discernment for over 35 years. Bill has worked as a Licensed Professional Counselor, a trained supervisor, and a certified Life Coach. He will be working alongside a team of spiritual directors who will be available for one-on-one spiritual directions.

Registration Info:
For more information or to register for this retreat please contact Bill Zuelke at billzuelkevn@gmail.com or 971-352-2090.

Doorways to Your Soul: A Sacred Collage Art & Prayer Retreat
Val Hornburg & Bill Zuelke
August 26-28, 2022

“Doorways to the Soul”

A Sacred Collage Art & Prayer Retreat

with Val Hornburg & Bill Zuelke

August 26-28, 2022

Retreat Description:
Join us on a pilgrimage of the soul as we use a no-fail form of collaging to create personal icon-like cards to help navigate our ever-changing lives. We will weave together personal prayer, deep reflection, creative no-fail arts and the beauty and peace of Mt. Angel Abbey to create a weekend full of grace.

Retreat Master:
Val Hornburg is a trained Spiritual Director, SoulCollage® Facilitator and Labyrinth Facilitator and loves offering sacred retreat and creative expression experience for people of all faiths. As a Spiritual Director, Val loves to offer companionship to people on their spiritual journeys finding herself often in the company of those facing difficult life transitions or critical health journeys. In love with all things soul-filled and creative, I accompany people on their heart & soul journeys. I’m a Spiritual Director, SoulCollage® and Labyrinth Facilitator, retreat & workshop leader specializing in creative expression.

Registration Info:
For more information or to register for this retreat please contact Bill Zuelke at billzuelkevn@gmail.com or 971-352-2090.

Oblate Retreats

(Retreats are limited to oblates and those interested in becoming oblates.)

Oblates of Saint Benedict are Christians who have experienced in some way a call to embrace Benedictine spirituality. After a time of prayer and discernment they have desired a more formal, permanent commitment to a monastic community. By making this formal self-giving to Christ in communion with a monastic community, the oblate embraces the time-tested traditions and values of the Benedictine way. Oblates are united to the prayer and good works of the monastery to which they are associated while they continue to live out their Christian vocation in the world.

For more information on becoming on oblate, or if you are in need of financial assistance, please email Ariel Lynch, Associate Director of Oblates.

To register for a retreat, email retreat@mtangel.edu.

(Please note: All weekend retreats begin with Vespers on Friday at 5:15 and end with lunch on Sunday.)

Cost:
$270 Single
$380 Couple
$115 Commuter per person


February 4-6, 2022: Oblate Retreat led by Fr. Timothy Kalange, O.S.B.


May 20-22, 2022: Oblate Retreat led by Br. Charles Gonzalez, O.S.B. (tentatively)


September 23-25, 2022: Oblate Retreat led by Fr. John Paul Le, O.S.B.


November 4-6, 2022: Oblate Retreat led by Br. Louis Nguyen, O.S.B.