Calendar of Retreats

We are in the process of renovating the Saint Benedict Guesthouse and Retreat Center, adding a new wing that will offer a parking-level lobby and meeting rooms, a commercial kitchen and dining room, and new retreat rooms for overnight guests. The existing building is also being renovated.

This work is nearing completion and we look forward to re-opening in June of 2019!

The newly renovated guesthouse and retreat center is worth waiting for. In addition to a Hilltop level lobby, it will offer a variety of conference rooms, as well as greater space for private reflection, both indoors and out.

A webcam is on the Abbey website to watch the progress. We’d love for you to follow along!

Please note: The turnaround and elevator from the south side parking level to the Abbey mall and church level will be closed through the end of construction. There are spaces reserved on the mall level on the north side of the Damian Center, #9 on this Walking Tour map, for vehicles with disabled parking permits.

Private Retreat Times

Listed below are dates currently available for a self-guided retreat (after June 3, 2019). The guesthouse may be available at other times if space allows. Please check with the guesthouse office for availability and cost as space can fill quickly during the year, and reservations are required. Email the retreat master or call 503.845.3025 for more information and to confirm availability. A non-refundable room deposit and your contact information is needed to complete the reservation.

Please be ready to indicate if you would like to book a private retreat for:

  • single occupancy with 3 meals
  • double occupancy with 3 meals
  • single occupancy lodging only
  • double occupancy lodging only

June 16-21 (Note: These dates have recently re-opened for availability.)
July 29-August 1, 2019
August 12-16, 2019
August 23-September 3, 2019
October 28-31, 2019
November 4-7, 2019
December 20-30, 2019 (Christmas Retreat time)

2019 Abbey Sponsored Retreats

Encountering God: Through the Gift & Power of Forgiveness
June 28 - 30 (early registration June 27)

Reflection on the Gospels & Allen Hunt’s book, “Everybody Needs to Forgive Somebody”
with Br. Louis de Montfort, O.S.B.
(Silent Retreat)

In a world filled with noises and discords, one abounding with heartaches and anxiety, there is a greater and greater hunger for peace and meaning. Soaring above this sea of turbulence is Mount Angel Abbey, which sits above a sacred hill. Surrounded by natural beauty and graced by prayer and silence, it speaks to every heart that yearns to seek that which is above. As part of a monastic silent retreat series on “Encountering God,” we invite all to share in our Benedictine life of prayer, meditation and silence. This retreat focuses on encountering God through the gift and power of forgiveness. The basis of the retreat reflection with be Christ’s life and the Gospels, in addition to anecdotal stories shared in Allen Hunt’s book, “Everybody Needs to Forgive Somebody.” Through the amazing grace of forgiveness, we can experience and delve into the unfathomable depth of God’s love and mercy. Be renewed and transformed.

 

Thursday (optional day)
2 – 5 pm Early registration (for those who choose to come early)
5:15 pm Vespers in Abbey church
6 pm Dinner
7:25 pm Compline in Abbey church
8 pm Sacred reading – silence

 

Friday
2 – 5 pm Registration
5:15 pm Vespers in Abbey church
6 pm Dinner
7 pm Eucharistic Adoration and Compline in Abbey church
8 pm Welcome and orientation: Conference #1 (Introduction)
Silence begins

 

Saturday
5:20 am Vigils in Abbey church (optional)
6:25 am Lauds – Morning Prayer in Abbey church (optional)
Breakfast Immediately after Lauds
7:55 am Bells for Mass in Abbey church
9 – 9:45 am Conference #2
9:45 – 10:30 am Private meditation and prayer
11:55 am Noon Prayer in Abbey church
1:00 -1:45 pm Conference #4
1:45 – 5:00 pm Private prayer, confession, spiritual counseling, holy manual labor
5:15 pm Vespers Evening Prayers in Abbey church
6 pm Dinner
7:25 pm Vigils in Abbey church
8:35 pm Conference

 

Sunday
6:35 am Lauds – Morning Prayer in Abbey church (optional)
7:30 am Breakfast
8:55 am Mass in Abbey church
10:30 -11:15 am Conference #5
Silence ends
11:15 – 11:50 am Group sharing and discussion
11:55 am Noon Prayer in Abbey church
12:15 pm Lunch and end of retreat

 

$194 single occupancy / $326 double / $88 commuter

Book available for purchase at the retreat: “Everybody Needs to Forgive Somebody” ($25 hardbound)

Please advise guesthouse staff when registering if you would like to purchase a copy, this will ensure one will be reserved for you. You are welcome to purchase a copy in advance and bring it with you.

For more information on retreat registration, please email retreat@mtangel.edu.

Encountering God Through Silence
July 1 to 5

Reflections on “The Power of Silence: Against the Dictatorship of Noise,” by Robert Cardinal Sarah, and, “The Twelve Degrees of Silence,” by Sr. Marie-Aimee de Jesus O.C.D., with Br. Louis de Montfort, O.S.B.
(Silent Retreat)

In a world filled with noises, which is both a manifestation of our interior chaos and a cause of personal restlessness, silence is a forgotten virtue and a reliable and well-trodden path to encountering God. This monastic retreat seeks to nurture a deeper understanding of the critical role of silence in the Christian life and its vital role to encountering God, a God who speaks in silence. In an atmosphere of silence, prayer, sacred reading, liturgy and beauty, retreatants are invited to enter a deeper Christian spiritual life and grow in one’s personal relationship with God through the practice of silence.

 

Monday
2 – 5 pm Registration
5:15 pm Vespers in Abbey church
6 pm Dinner
7:25 pm Compline in Abbey church
8 pm Welcome orientation
Silence begins

 

Tuesday to Thursday
5:20 am Vigils in Abbey church (optional)
6:25 am Lauds – Morning Prayer in Abbey church (optional)
Breakfast Immediately after Lauds
7:55 am Bells for Mass in Abbey church
9 – 9:45 am Conference
10 am to noon Personal time for prayer, sacred reading, spiritual direction
11:55 am Noon Prayer in Abbey church
1:00 -1:45 pm Conference
1:45 – 5:15 pm Personal time for prayer, sacred reading, spiritual counseling
5:15 pm Vespers – Evening Prayers in Abbey church
6 pm Dinner
7:25 pm Compline in Abbey church

 

Friday
5:20 am Vigils
6:25 am Lauds
Breakfast Immediately follows Lauds
7:55 am Mass
8:45 am Vacate rooms
9:15 – 10 am Conference
9:15 – 10 am Conference
10 – noon Personal time for prayer, sacred reading or spiritual direction
11:55 am Noon Prayer
12:15 Lunch and end of retreat

 

$388 single occupancy / $652 double / $176 commuter

Books available for purchase at the retreat: “The Power of Silence: Against the Dictatorship of Noise ($20 hardbound) and, “The Twelve Degrees of Silence” ($7 paperback).

Please advise guesthouse staff when registering if you would like to purchase a copy, this will ensure one will be reserved for you. You are welcome to purchase a copy in advance and bring it with you.

For more information on retreat registration, please email retreat@mtangel.edu.

The Eucharist & Scripture: How Jesus Christ, the Bread and Word of Life, Nourishes us at Mass
July 5 to 7 (early registration July 4)

Reflections on how Jesus Christ, the Bread and Word of Life, nourishes us in the celebration of Eucharist, with Fr. Jacob Stronach, O.S.B.
(Silent Retreat)

 

Thursday (optional day)
2 – 5 pm Registration (for those who choose to come early)
5:15 pm Vespers in Abbey church
6 pm Dinner
7:25 pm Compline in Abbey church
8 pm Sacred reading

 

Friday
2 – 5 pm Registration
5:15 pm Vespers in Abbey church
6 pm Dinner
7 pm Eucharistic Adoration and Compline in Abbey church
8 pm Welcome orientation
Silence begins

 

Saturday
5:20 am Vigils in Abbey church (optional)
6:25 am Lauds – Morning Prayer in Abbey church (optional)
Breakfast Immediately after Lauds
7:55 am Bells for Mass in Abbey church
9 – 9:45 am Conference
9:45 – 10:30 am Private meditation and prayer
10:30 – 11:15 am Conference
11:15 -11:55 am Private meditation and prayer
1 – 1:45 pm Conference
1:45 – 5 pm Private prayer, confession, spiritual counseling, holy manual labor
5:15 pm Vespers – Evening Prayers in Abbey church
6 pm Dinner
7:25 pm Vigils in Abbey church
8:35 pm Conference

 

Sunday
6:35 am Lauds Morning Prayer in Abbey church (optional)
7:30 am Breakfast
8:55 am Mass in Abbey church
10:30 – 11:15 am Conference
11:15 – 11:50 am Group sharing and discussion (end of silence)
11:55 am Noon Prayer in Abbey church
12:55 pm Lunch and end of retreat

 

$194 single occupancy / $326 double / $88 commuter
(early registration $90/person for additional day)

For more information on retreat registration, please email retreat@mtangel.edu.

Spiritual Direction – For Spiritual Leaders, Spiritual Directors, Aspiring Directors
July 15 to 17

Spiritual Direction:
A Guide for Sharing the Father’s Love

A retreat for spiritual leaders, spiritual directors and aspiring spiritual directors (priests, religious, monks and laypersons) who are called to the unique and grace-filled ministry of accompanying and guiding souls to God who wants to fill them with his love. In a world filled with souls who are hungry for the Divine, the Church is called to set the world ablaze with the Love of God.

Surrounded by the beauty of the Abbey and immersed in Benedictine monastic tradition, this retreat, hosted at Mount Angel Abbey Guesthouse, is dedicated to spiritual direction ministry. It features two prominent speakers with years of experience: Fr. Thomas Acklin and Fr. Boniface Hicks, Benedictine monks of Saint Vincent Archabbey, Pennsylvania. They will guide retreatants, following their highly acclaimed book “Spiritual Direction: A Guide for Sharing the Father’s Love.”

The goals of this retreat are to equip directors to guide others to the Father’s love through the charism of spiritual direction and to understand the spirituality and the various dimensions of this ministry: the sacredness and dignity of each soul, interiority and vulnerability, listening and communication, and other practical aspects. The instructors will be available for questions and some one-on-one ministry throughout the retreat as well.

REGISTRATION:
Email the retreat master at retreat@mtangel.edu or call 503.845.3025

PLEASE BRING:
A copy of “Spiritual Direction: A Guide for Sharing the Father’s Love”

Download PDF

$194 single occupancy / $326 double / $88 commuter

 

Monday
2-5 pm Registration
5:15 pm Vespers in Abbey church
6 pm Dinner
7:25 pm Compline in Abbey church

 

Tuesday
Morning Program
5:20 am Vigils in Abbey church (optional)
6:25 am Lauds – Morning Prayer in Abbey church (optional)
7 am Breakfast
7:55 am Bells for Mass in Abbey church
9–9:50 am Conference #1
10–10:50 am Conference #2
11:55 am Noon Prayer in Abbey church
Afternoon Program
12:15 pm Lunch
1:30–2:30 pm Conference #3
2:45–3:45 pm Conference #4
4–5 pm Private prayer, confession, spiritual counseling, etc
5:15 pm Vespers – Evening Prayer in Abbey church
6 pm Dinner
7:25 pm Compline in Abbey church
8–8:50 pm Conference #5

 

Wednesday

Morning Program
5:20 am Vigils in Abbey church (optional)
6:25 am Lauds – Morning Prayer in Abbey church (optional)
7 am Breakfast
7:55 am Bells for Mass in Abbey church
9–9:50 am Conference #6
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11:55 am Noon Prayer in Abbey church
Afternoon Program
12:15 pm Lunch
1 pm Final Conference
2 pm End of Retreat

Spiritual Direction – A Retreat for Those Who Participate in or Are Interested in Receiving Spiritual Guidance
July 19 to 21

Spiritual Direction:
A Guide for Sharing the Father’s Love

A retreat for souls who are participating in or who are interested in receiving spiritual guidance. In a world filled with souls who are thirsty for the Divine, the Church is called to set the world ablaze with the Love of God. As Pope Benedict XVI stated, “… today the Church continues to recommend the practice of spiritual direction not only to those who desire to follow the Lord closely but to every Christian who wishes to live responsibly his or her Baptism… Everyone, especially those heeding the divine call to follow Christ closely, needs to be accompanied personally by a guide reliable in doctrine and expert in the things of God.” From the Desert Fathers to the Doctors of the Church, spiritual masters have promoted spiritual direction as a key element for reaching the greatest union with God.

Surrounded by the beauty of the Abbey Hilltop and immersed in the Benedictine monastic tradition, this retreat is hosted at Mount Angel Abbey Guesthouse and is dedicated to spiritual direction ministry. It features two prominent speakers with years of experience in this field: Frs. Thomas Acklin and Boniface Hicks, Benedictine monks of Saint Vincent Archabbey, Pennsylvania. They will guide retreatants following their highly acclaimed book “Spiritual Direction: A Guide for Sharing the Father’s Love.”

The goals of this retreat are to understand the essential purpose of spiritual direction, including human interiority, vulnerability, and the dynamics of one-on-one spiritual relationships; to grasp the unfathomable dignity, uniqueness and lovability of each soul; to grow in intimate union with God in His personal love for us; and to make the most of spiritual direction.

REGISTRATION:
Email the retreat master at retreat@mtangel.edu or call 503.845.3025

PLEASE BRING:
A copy of “Spritirual Direction: A Guide for Sharing the Father’s Love”

Download PDF

$194 single occupancy / $326 double / $88 commuter

 

Friday
2–5 pm Registration
5:15 pm Vespers in Abbey church
6 pm Dinner
7 pm Adoration and Compline in Abbey church
8 pm Welcome Orientation and Introduction

 

Saturday
Morning Program
5:20 am Vigils in Abbey church (optional)
6:25 am Lauds – Morning Prayer in Abbey church (optional)
7 am Breakfast
7:55 am Bells for Mass in Abbey church
9–9:50 am Conference #1
10–10:50 am Conference #2
11:55 am Noon Prayer in Abbey church
Afternoon Program
12:15 pm Lunch
1:30–2:30 pm Conference #3
2:45–3:45 pm Conference #4
4–5 pm Private prayer, confession, spiritual counseling, etc
5:15 pm Vespers – Evening Prayer in Abbey church
6 pm Dinner
7:25 pm Compline and Vigils in Abbey church
8–8:50 pm Conference #5

 

Sunday

Morning Program
6:25 am Lauds – Morning Prayer in Abbey church (optional)
7 am Breakfast
7:55 am Bells for Mass in Abbey church
9–9:50 am Conference #6
10–10:50 am Q&A session
11:55 am Noon Prayer in Abbey church
Afternoon Program
12:15 pm Lunch
1 pm End of Retreat

Marian Retreat
October 25 - 27

Reflections on Adoration of the Holy Eucharist in the writings of St. Peter Julian Eymard and Devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary in the writings of Blessed William Joseph Chaminade.
With Elizabeth Farley, S.T.D. and Rev. Jacob Stronach, O.S.B.
(Open to men and women.)

$194 single occupancy / $326 double / $88 commuter

Learn more

For more information on retreat registration, please email retreat@mtangel.edu.

 

 

Advent Retreat
December 6 - 8

Reflections and meditations on Advent, with Br. Cyril Drnjevic, O.S.B.

$194 single occupancy / $326 double / $88 commuter

(A non-refundable deposit of $35 and your contact information is needed to complete the reservation.)

For more information on retreat registration, please email retreat@mtangel.edu.

 2019 Oblate Retreats

(You must be an oblate to attend these retreats.)

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, you can contact LaVern Hayworth, Associate Director of Oblates, at 541.567.9708.


CANCELLED – April 12-15, 2019; Passiontide at the Abbey


Oblate Study Days

July 9-12, 2019

Tuesday morning to Friday lunch  (arrival on Monday night encouraged)

$215 single occupancy / $355 double

$339 single / $574 double occupancy (includes Saint Benedict Festival weekend)


Oblate Benedict Festival Weekend

July 12-14, 2019

$181 single occupancy / $293 double / $72 commuter


Fr. John Paul Le, O.S.B.

September 17-19, 2019

$194 single occupancy / $326 double / $88 commuter


Fr. Jacob Stronach, O.S.B.

September 20-22, 2019

$194 single occupancy / $326 double / $88 commuter


November 1-3, 2019  Fr. Odo Recker, O.S.B.

$194.00 single occupancy / $326 double /  $88 commuter