Calendar of Retreats

The Saint Benedict Guesthouse and Retreat Center offers recently updated retreat rooms for overnight guests, a parking-level lobby and meeting rooms, and a commercial kitchen and dining room. Welcome!

Abbey Sponsored & Co-Sponsored Retreats

Abbey Lenten Silent Retreat - Son, Your Sins are Forgiven
Br. Louis de Montfort Nguyen, O.S.B.
February 23 – 25, 2024

Abbey Lenten Retreat
“Son, Your Sins are Forgiven”
Encountering God Through Forgiveness

Silent retreat with Br. Louis de Montfort Nguyen, O.S.B.

February 23 – 25, 2024

Forgiveness- why is it necessary in our broken world and how can we experience God’s mercy when we forgive? This silent retreat is a Scripture-based reflection on Divine forgiveness and its unfathomable depth that simply cannot be exhausted or limited, not even by our sins. We will explore and meditate on miraculous stories of forgiveness in the Gospel that reveal the power of forgiveness to heal souls, transform relationships, and ultimately, it is none other than an encounter and experience with the living God, who is Love and forgiveness.

Recommended Readings:

  • Everybody Needs to Forgive Somebody by Allen Hunt
  • How to Forgive Yourself & Others: Steps to Forgiveness & Reconciliation by Fr. Eamon Tobin
  • Forgiveness: A Catholic Approach by Fr. Scott Hurd
  • Be Healed: A Guide to Encountering the Powerful love of Jesus in Your Life by Bob Schuchts
  • Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust by Immaculee Ilibagiza

Email retreat@mtangel.edu to register.

Friday
1 – 3 pm Registration
3:30 pm Welcome Orientation & Conference
5 pm Orientation to the Divine Office
5:15 pm Vespers followed by Eucharistic Adoration
6 pm Dinner
7:25 pm Compline (silence begins)
SATURDAY
8 am Eucharistic Sacrifice of the Mass
9:15 am Conference
10:30 am Conference
12:15 pm Lunch (silence with table reading)
2:45 pm Conference
4 pm Sacrament of Reconciliation & Eucharistic Adoration
6 pm Dinner (silence with table reading) 
7:25 pm Vigils for Sunday
SUNDAY
6:35 am Lauds
7:30 am Breakfast (silence ends) 
9 am Eucharistic Sacrifice of the Mass
10:30 am Conference
12:15 pm Lunch & End of Retreat

Faith Over Fifty – In the Company of Women: Aging and the Call to Holiness
Deacon Chris Anderson and Barb Anderson
March 8 – 10, 2024

Faith Over Fifty, 2024
In the Company of Women: Aging and the Call to Holiness

with Deacon Chris Anderson and Barb Anderson

March 8 – 10, 2024

Come and explore the wisdom of four Catholic women writers about the struggles and the graces of growing older: Dorothy Day, St. Teresa of Calcutta, Ruth Burrows, and St. Teresa of Avila. This isn’t a silent retreat – and it’s for men, too. There will be discussion, faith-sharing, informal writing, and much time for prayer. Come and reflect on how growing old can be seen as a call to deeper joy and deeper faith.

Chris Anderson is a deacon at St. Mary’s in Corvallis, a professor emeritus of English at Oregon State University, and a poet and writer. His latest book of poems, Love Calls Us Here, was published this spring by Wildhouse Press in Boston.

Barb Anderson is a retired pastoral associate at St. Mary’s, a speaker and retreat leader, and the author of a novel, In the Company of Women: The Story of Joanna. She is working now on a second novel about St. Perpetua and St. Felicity.

Cost: $350
Email retreat@mtangel.edu for information or to register.

Friday
3 – 5 pm Registration, guesthouse lobby
5:15 pm Vespers, Abbey church
6:00 pm Dinner, guesthouse dining room
7:30pm Conference #1
Saturday
6:30 Lauds (all Hours are optional)
7:00 Breakfast
8:00 am Mass (Abbey church)
10:00 am Conference #2
12:00 Noon prayer
12:15 pm Lunch
1:00 pm Conference #3
3–5 pm Confessions
5:15 pm Vespers
6:00 pm Dinner
7:30 pm Conference #4
Sunday
6:30 am Lauds
7:30 am Breakfast
9:00 am Mass (Abbey church)
10:30 am Conference #5
12:00 pm Noon prayer followed by lunch & end of retreat

Please have your luggage and personal items out of your room by 10 am.

Holy Week and Paschal Triduum Retreat - The Glory of the Paschal Triduum
Abbot Jeremy Driscoll O.S.B., Abbot Peter Eberle O.S.B., & Br. Louis de Montfort O.S.B.
March 27 – 31, 2024

Holy Week and Paschal Triduum Retreat
The Glory of the Paschal Triduum

Silent retreat with Abbot Jeremy Driscoll O.S.B., Abbot Peter Eberle, O.S.B., & Br. Louis de Montfort O.S.B.

March 27 – 31, 2024

Come and experience the glory, beauty and mystery of the Paschal Triduum and the glory of the Passion and Resurrection of Jesus Christ. Become immersed in the Paschal Mystery through an immersion in the Sacred Liturgy and Scripture while being guided by different Benedictine monks each day of Holy Week, the holiest week of the entire liturgical year. The daily conferences will focus and meditate on the themes of Holy Thursday of the Lord’s Supper, Friday of the Passion of the Lord, Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord.

Recommended Readings:

  • Jesus the Bridegroom: The Greatest Love Story Ever Told by Brant Pitre
  • Awesome Glory: Resurrection in Scripture, Liturgy and Theology by Jeremy Driscoll, O.S.B.
  • Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist: Unlocking the Secrets of the Last Supper by Brant Pitre
  • The Hour of Jesus: The Passion & the Resurrection According to John by Fr. Ignace Potterie
  • The Lamb’s Supper: The Mass as Heaven on Earth by Scott Hahn
  • The Power of the Cross: Good Friday Sermons from the Papal Preacher by Cardinal Raniero Cantalamessa

Cost: $650 Single; $1,000 Double

Email retreat@mtangel.edu to register.

Wednesday
1 – 3 pm Registration
3:30 pm Welcome Orientation & Conference
Orientation to the Divine Office (Abbey church vestibule)
5:15 pm Vespers
6 pm Dinner
7:25 pm Compline (silence begins)
Thursday Holy Thursday of the Lord’s Supper
5:20 am Vigils (optional)
6:45 am Lauds (optional)
7:15 am Breakfast
8 am Conference (with Abbot Peter)
9 am Conference (with Abbot Peter)
11 am Scripture Reflection on the Sacrament of Reconciliation & Forgiveness (with Br. Louis)
12 pm Noon Prayer
12:15 pm Lunch
1 pm Sacrament of Reconciliation
4 pm Mass of the Lord’s Supper (bells are silenced until Easter Vigils)
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament (until midnight)
6 pm Dinner
7:25 pm Compline
Friday FRIDAY of the Passion of the Lord
5:20 am Vigils
6:45 am Lauds
7:15 am Breakfast
9:30 am Conference (with Br. Louis de Montfort)
10:30 am Conference (with Br. Louis de Montfort)
12 pm Noon Prayer
12:15 pm Lunch
1 pm Station of the Cross (optional)
3 pm Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion & Death
6 pm Dinner
7:25 pm Compline
Saturday Holy Saturday
5:20 am Vigils
6:45 am Lauds
7:15 am Breakfast
8 am Conference (with Abbot Jeremy)
9 am Conference (with Abbot Jeremy)
12 pm Noon Prayer
12:15 pm Lunch
4 pm Lectio Divina Group Sharing (optional)
5:15 pm Vespers
6 pm Dinner
9 pm Easter Vigils Mass (three hours long, end of silence)
Sunday EASTER SUNDAY of the Resurrection of the Lord
7:45 am Breakfast
9 am Solemn Lauds
9:45 am Sharing of Graces (optional)
11 am Mass of Easter Sunday
12:20 pm Followed by Easter Banquet
End of Retreat

2 Become 1: A Retreat to Explore the Beauty and Truth of Catholic Marriage
Fr. Matt Libre, Patricia Mackie L.P.C., Br. Louis de Montfort Nguyen, O.S.B.
June 7 – 9, 2024

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

with Fr. Matt Libre, Patricia Mackie L.P.C., and Br. Louis de Montfort Nguyen, O.S.B.

June 7 – 9, 2024

The retreat includes marriage inventory, talks on sexual intimacy, spirituality, theology of the body, Mass, beer with the monks, and much more!

Cost: $575 per couple, all inclusive.
Information about financial assistance and scholarship available upon request.

Email retreat@mtangel.edu to register.

Friday
1 – 3 pm Registration
3 pm Check into Rooms
3:30 pm Welcome
4 pm Conference
5 pm Orientation to the Divine Office in Abbey church foyer
5:15 pm Vespers, followed by Adoration
6 pm Dinner
7:25 pm Compline
8 pm Prepare & Enrich Consults
SATURDAY
5:20 am Vigils
6:30 am Lauds
7 am Mass
8 am Breakfast
8:45 am Conference: Theology of the Body
11:55 am Noon Prayer
12:15 pm Lunch
2:30pm Conference
4 pm Reconciliation & Adoration
5:15 pm Vespers
6 pm Dinner
7 pm Social Hour at the Brewery
SUNDAY
6:35 am Lauds
7:30 am Breakfast
9 am Mass
10:30 am Conference: Blessing of Marriages
End of Retreat – Thank you for joining us!

Beginning Intensive Iconography Retreat
Classical Iconography Institute
July 7 – 12, 2024

Beginning Intensive Iconography Retreat

with the Classical Iconography Institute

July 7 – 12, 2024

The Classical Iconography Institute returns to Mount Angel with class sessions organized around the Liturgy of the Hours and monastic mealtimes. Beginning students start the program by first writing The Mandylion (Holy Face of Christ).

Learn the sacred, liturgical art of iconography in the Byzantine style, painting a prayer with historic pigments made from natural dry earth ochres and ground minerals in the ancient method of egg tempera.

Please see Classical Iconography Institute’s website for course fees and registration, or call Christine Thum Schlesser at 503.710.8800.
Registration deadline: June 7, 2024.

Classical Iconography Institute is dedicated to training iconographers capable of writing liturgical icons for the Church. The Institute continues the legacy of the Iconographic Arts Institute, founded at Mount Angel Abbey in 1987, which focused on the most ancient tradition and methods of sacred iconography from instruction by master iconographers. In 2022, the Iconographic Arts Institute nonprofit experienced a change in leadership and a new location, expanding its scope to year-round traditional instruction in sacred iconography. Classical Iconography Institute’s teaching studio is currently at the Holy Rosary Parish campus in Portland, Oregon.

 

Eucharistic Miracles, Eucharistic Devotions
Fr. John Paul Le, O.S.B.
July 19 – 21, 2024

Eucharistic Miracles, Eucharistic Devotions

with Fr. John Paul Le, O.S.B.
July 19 – 21, 2024

This silent retreat is a deep dive into some of the prominent Eucharistic miracles and Eucharistic devotions.

Retreat master Fr. John Paul Le, O.S.B., has been a monk of Mount Angel Abbey for 15 years. He is the subprior of the monastery, the Abbot’s secretary, oblate director, locksmith, and a professor at Mount Angel Seminary.

Cost: $350 Single; $550 Double
Email retreat@mtangel.edu to register.

Friday
3 – 5 pm Registration
5 pm Orientation to the Divine Office (Abbey church vestibule)
5:15 pm Vespers
6 pm Dinner
6:45 pm Welcome orientation (Engelberg Room)
7:25 pm Compline (silence begins)
8 pm Conference (Engelberg Room)
SATURDAY
5:20 am Vigils
6:30 am Lauds
7 am Breakfast
8 am Mass
9:15 am Conference
10:30 am Eucharistic Adoration
12 pm Noon Prayer
12:15 pm Lunch (with table reading)
1:45 pm Conference
2:45 pm Lectio Conference on Mercy & Forgiveness
4 pm Sacrament of Reconciliation
5:15 pm Vespers
6 pm Dinner (with table reading) 
7:25 pm Vigils of Sunday
SUNDAY
6:35 am Lauds
7:30 am Breakfast (silence ends) 
9 am Mass
10:30 am Conference
12 pm Noon Prayer
12:15 pm Lunch & End of Retreat

Mary, Mother of God & Our Lady of Guadalupe (silent retreat)
Br. Louis de Montfort Nguyen, O.S.B.
August 9 – 11, 2024

“Am I Not Here, Am I Not Your Mother?”
Mary, Mother of God &
Our Lady of Guadalupe

with Br. Louis de Montfort Nguyen, O.S.B.
August 9 – 11, 2024

A silent, spiritual and contemplative retreat centered on Mary, the ever-virgin Mother of God, who leads us faithfully to her Son and Lord, Jesus Christ. Mary, according to the teachings of St. Louis de Montfort Grignon, is the shortest, safest, and most secure path to Jesus Christ. God has ordained that his Son comes to the world through Mary, and it is by Mary that we come to Jesus. In perfect cooperation with the Holy Spirit, Mary formed and molded God’s Son, Jesus. Again, with the Holy Spirit, her divine Spouse, Mary forms her children to become like Jesus and be united with him.

One of the main goals of this retreat is to meditate on Mary’s most preeminent grace and role as Mother of God. Therefore, she is Mother of the Church and Mother of all God’s children, as supported by the teachings of the Church, the Church Fathers, saints, and Scriptures. Most importantly, we will explore the story and apparition of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the miracles of the tilma and heavenly image of Our Lady, the ongoing significance of Our Lady’s continuous presence through this supernatural image, and how God is always with his people, through the Blessed Virgin Mary. When we can trust and surrender to Mary as our Mother, we are fulfilling God’s will and share in Jesus Christ’s perfect sonship: “Son, behold your Mother.” And like St. Juan Diego, we are reminded: “Am I not here… am I not your Mother?” God has given us to Mary, and our heavenly Mother will never abandon her children. Instead, she will take us to Jesus Christ and feed us the finest wheat and bread from heaven to give her children eternal life.

Recommended Readings:
1. Guadalupe, A River of Light: The Story of Our Lady of Guadalupe From the First Century to Our Days, by Carlos Caso-Rosendi
2. Our Lady of Guadalupe: Mother of the Civilization of Love, by Carl Anderson & Msgr. Eduardo Chavez
3. The Wonder of Guadalupe, by Francis Johnston
4. Guadalupe and the Flower World Prophecy: How God Prepared the Americas for Conversion Before the Lady Appeared, by Joseph and Monique Gonzalez
5. True Devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary, by St. Louis de Montfort, Montfort Publications Press (modern translation)

Cost: $350 Single; $550 Double
Email retreat@mtangel.edu to register.

Friday
1 – 3 pm Registration
3:30 pm Welcome Orientation & Conference
5 pm Orientation to the Divine Office (Abbey church vestibule)
5:15 pm Vespers (followed by Eucharistic Adoration)
6 pm Dinner
6:45 pm Conference
7:25 pm Compline (silence begins)
SATURDAY
8 am Mass
9:15 am Conference
10:30 am Conference
12:15 pm Lunch (with table reading)
2:45 pm Conference
4 pm Sacrament of Reconciliation & Eucharistic Adoration
6 pm Dinner (with table reading) 
6:45 pm Rosary (with table reading) 
SUNDAY
6:35 am Lauds
7:30 am Breakfast (silence ends) 
9 am Mass
10:30 am Conference
12:15 pm Lunch & End of Retreat

​Ignatian Silent Retreat
Bill Zuelke and Spiritual Directors Team
August 19 – 23, 2024

“Entering Into the Passion of Jesus Christ Our Lord”
Ignatian Silent Retreat

with Bill Zuelke and Spiritual Directors Team
August 19 – 23, 2024

During this silent Ignatian retreat, we will do a deep dive into the Third Movement (or Week) of the spiritual exercises of St. Ignatius.

We will start each day with a reflection on the theme of the day. You will be invited to spend three one-hour periods in focused prayer on the material and you will have a chance to meet with a private retreat director. Each evening will be an opportunity to share the graces of the day and receive points to guide your next day’s prayer. The retreat will be in silence, with reading during meals. You will have the opportunity for daily mass and prayer with the monks should you choose that.

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. 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. He will work alongside a team of spiritual directors who will be available for one-on-one spiritual directions.

Cost: $800 Single
Email retreat@mtangel.edu to register.

Monday
3 – 5 pm Registration
5 pm Orientation to the Divine Office (Abbey church vestibule)
5:15 pm Vespers
7 pm Welcome Orientation
TUESDAY – FRIDAY
8 am Mass
9 am Morning Conference
Morning & Afternoon – Spiritual direction (available daily-optional)
4-5 pm Eucharistic Adoration (optional)
7 pm Communal Prayer Sharing & Presentation of the material for the next day’s prayer
* Meals are in silence with table reading
** Checkout on Friday morning after conference
*** All activities are optional

Faith and Writing – God’s Grandeur: Praying and Writing with Gerard Manley Hopkins
Deacon Chris Anderson
August 26 – 28, 2024

Faith and Writing, 2024
God’s Grandeur: Praying and Writing with Gerard Manley Hopkins

with Deacon Chris Anderson

August 26-28

During these two days we will use several poems by the great Catholic poet Gerard Manley Hopkins as prompts for writing about our own experience of God in the world.

This is for everyone, for writers and people who aren’t confident about writing – for people who love poetry and people who have never read a poem before. Hopkins is famous for being difficult to understand, but he isn’t really: in every poem he is praising the glory of God, he is always praying, and that’s what this retreat is about. It’s about reading and writing as prayer. It’s about deepening our sense of the presence of God in our lives.

Please bring a notebook or laptop or whatever you like to write with.

Chris Anderson is a deacon at St. Mary’s in Corvallis, a professor emeritus of English at Oregon State University, and a poet and writer. His latest book of poems, Love Calls Us Here, was published this spring by Wildhouse Press in Boston.

Cost: $350
Email retreat@mtangel.edu for information or to register.

Monday
3 – 5 pm Registration, guesthouse lobby
5:15 pm Vespers, Abbey church
6:00 pm Dinner, guesthouse dining room
7:30pm Conference #1
Tuesday
6:30 Lauds (all Hours are optional)
7:00 Breakfast
8:00 am Mass (Abbey church)
10:00 am Conference #2
12:00 Noon prayer
12:15 pm Lunch
1:00 pm Conference #3
3–5 pm Confessions
5:15 pm Vespers
6:00 pm Dinner
7:30 pm Conference #4
Wednesday
6:30 am Lauds
7:00 am Breakfast
8:00 am Mass
10:30 am Conference #5
12:00 pm Noon Prayer followed by lunch & End of Retreat

Please have your luggage and personal items out of your room by 10 am.

2 Become 1: A Retreat to Explore the Beauty and Truth of Catholic Marriage
Fr. Matt Libre, Patricia Mackie L.P.C., Br. Louis de Montfort Nguyen, O.S.B.
September 27 – 29, 2024

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

with Fr. Matt Libre, Patricia Mackie L.P.C., and Br. Louis de Montfort Nguyen, O.S.B.

September 27 – 29, 2024

The retreat includes marriage inventory, talks on sexual intimacy, spirituality, theology of the body, Mass, beer with the monks, and much more!

Cost: $575 per couple, all inclusive.
Information about financial assistance and scholarship available upon request.

Email retreat@mtangel.edu to register.

Friday
1 – 3 pm Registration
3 pm Check into Rooms
3:30 pm Welcome
4 pm Conference
5 pm Orientation to the Divine Office in Abbey church foyer
5:15 pm Vespers, followed by Adoration
6 pm Dinner
7:25 pm Compline
8 pm Prepare & Enrich Consults
SATURDAY
5:20 am Vigils
6:30 am Lauds
7 am Mass
8 am Breakfast
8:45 am Conference: Theology of the Body
11:55 am Noon Prayer
12:15 pm Lunch
2:30pm Conference
4 pm Reconciliation & Adoration
5:15 pm Vespers
6 pm Dinner
7 pm Social Hour at the Brewery
SUNDAY
6:35 am Lauds
7:30 am Breakfast
9 am Mass
10:30 am Conference: Blessing of Marriages
End of Retreat – Thank you for joining us!

Women’s Retreat – Modeling Mary in Life and in Prayer
Christin McIntyre, MD, Ph.D.
November 15 – 17, 2024

Modeling Mary in Life and in Prayer
Women’s Retreat

with Christin McIntyre, MD, Ph.D.

November 15 – 17, 2024

As women – daughters, sisters, wives and mothers – we are uniquely designed to observe the needs of others and intercede on their behalf. Yet too often our loving concern only drives us to worry, while we feel powerless to help the ones we love. Learn to model our Blessed Mother, Mary, collecting treasure from all that God permits to happen, and making use of all things in intercessory prayer. Experience “God with us” in Immanuel Moment meditation, drawing peace and strength from the presence of Jesus within, as Mary did. Pray alongside your sisters in Christ, with time spent in small groups to share joys and sorrows and strengthen each other in faith. Come with all your cares and anxieties, and find rest for your souls.

Dr. Christin McIntyre is a Portland native and married mother of five who converted to Catholicism in 1997. 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, and continues to see patients in Oregon and Washington by telehealth since relocating to Idaho in 2021. Psychotherapy continues to be a main focus of her practice, and to better serve a growing number of Catholic patients in recent years, she has pursued training in Thomistic psychology as well as with the John Paul II Healing Center.

Cost: $400 Single
Email retreat@mtangel.edu to register.

Friday
3 – 5 pm Registration
5 pm Orientation to the Divine Office (Abbey church vestibule)
5:15 pm Vespers followed by Eucharistic Adoration
6 pm Dinner
6:45 pm Welcome orientation
7:25 pm Compline
8 pm Immanuel Moment meditation in Engelberg conference room
Saturday
5:20 am Vigils
6:30 am Lauds
7 am Breakfast
8 am Mass
9:15 am Conference
10:30 am Conference
12 pm Noon Prayer
12:15 pm Lunch
1-1:30 pm Conference – Intercessory meditation
1:30 pm Intercessory prayer session (optional)
4 pm Eucharistic Adoration & Confession
5:15 pm Vespers
6 pm Dinner
6:45 pm Social & small group sharing
Sunday
6:35 am Lauds
7:30 am Breakfast
9 am Mass
10:30 am Conference
12 pm Noon Prayer
12:15 pm Lunch & end of retreat

Abbey Advent Retreat
with Monks of Mount Angel
December 6 – 8, 2024

Abbey Advent Retreat

with Monks of Mount Angel

December 6 – 8, 2024

Cost: $350 Single; $550 Double
Email retreat@mtangel.edu to register.

For more information on any retreat, please email us at retreat@mtangel.edu and include your name, address, phone number, proposed dates for your retreat, and any special needs. We will get back to you by email to finalize arrangements and then call you for the $50.00 non-refundable/non-transferable deposit to hold the reservation.  Full payment upon arrival is required and appreciated.

Please note: the price for sponsored retreats is based on current costs for overnight stays, meals, the stipend for presenters, and any handouts. The price for an individual or private retreat includes overnight stay and meals. Because of inflation, the price for any retreat scheduled after January of 2023 is an estimate. We reserve the right to increase our prices as needed. You will be notified with an updated booking document if there is a change of price to your retreat. Thank you for your understanding.

If you are interested in making one of the Abbey Sponsored and Co-Sponsored retreats but find the cost prohibitive, please let us know. There is a limited amount of financial assistance available.

Non-Abbey Sponsored Retreats

Women’s Saints & Souls Retreat
Dina Marie Hale
October 31 - November 3, 2024

Women’s Saints & Souls Retreat
with Dina Marie Hale

October 31-November 3, 2024

Retreat director and founder of Faith Moments, Dina Marie Hale presents spiritual conferences with the theme “following the saints to heaven.” Time is scheduled during the retreat for spiritual direction and the sacrament of reconciliation. 

Confession: sign up for confession, offered on Saturday afternoon.

Spiritual direction: sign up for 30 minute sessions, as time allows.

For more information and to register, contact Dina Marie Hale of Faith Moment at www.dinamarie.org or email dinamariehale@gmail.com.

 

Thursday
2 – 4 pm Spiritual Direction – 30 min sessions
3 – 5 pm Check-in & hospitality in lobby & retreat conference room
5 pm Orientation to the Divine Office (Abbey church vestibule)
5:15 pm Vespers in Abbey church
6 pm Dinner and welcome
7:25 pm Vigils for the Solemnity of All Saints
8:30 pm Faith Moments Welcome – Conference room
Friday
6:35 am Lauds (optional)
7:30 am Breakfast
8:55 am Bells for Mass
Free time for prayer, rest, recreation
11:55 am Bells for Noon Prayer
12:15 pm Lunch
1:15 pm Talk #1 – Conference room
Free time for prayer, rest, recreation – unplug from the noise & connect with Our Lord – enjoy the solitude of the Hilltop & Abbey church.
2:30-4:30 pm Spiritual direction, 30 minute sessions
3-5 pm Late check-in, guesthouse lobby
5:15 pm Bells for Vespers
6 pm Dinner
6:45 pm Talk #2 – Conference room
8 pm Bells for Compline
8:45 pm Faith Moments Mixer – Conference room
Saturday
5:20 am Bells for Vigils (optional)
6:30 am Bells for Lauds
7 am Breakfast
7:55 am Bells for Mass
Procession to the Abbey cemetery with the monks following Mass to pray for our deceased loved ones. (Weather permitting.)
9:30 am Talk #3 – Conference room
11:55 am Bells for Noon Prayer
12:15 pm Lunch
Free time to enjoy Hilltop, visit the bookstore & coffeehouse, rest & rejuvenate.
1-3:30 pm Spiritual direction, 30 minute sessions
3:00 pm Talk #4 – Conference room
4-5 pm Reconciliation (individual confession)
Exposition & Benediction in Adoration chapel
5:15 pm Bells for Vespers
6 pm Dinner
Bring religious articles to dinner for a blessing
7:25 pm Bells for Vigils
8:30 pm Social hour – Conference room
Take a group photo
Sunday
6:35 am Bells for Lauds (optional)
7:30 am Breakfast
Check out of room. You may keep luggage in the conference room.
8:55 am Bells for Mass
10:30 am Final talk by Dina Marie – Conference room
11:30 am Take group photo
11:55 am Bells for Noon Prayer (optional)
Departure following Noon Prayer

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.)

Oblate Weekend Retreat Rates:
$220 Single
$330 Couple
$115 Commuter per person


February 2-4, 2024
In Heaven as it is on Earth: Learning to Live the Trinity
Oblate retreat led by Br. Anselm Flores, O.S.B.


March 29, 2024
Stations of the Cross, 9:30 to 11:30 am
Led by Hispanic Oblates


May 24-26, 2024
New heavens and a new earth – Isaiah’s message of Hope
Br. Isaiah Vargas, O.S.B.


June 13-16, 2024
Oblate Study Days with Christin McIntyre
Marian Mental Health and Spiritual Warfare
$385 single occupancy; $570 double occupancy.
Early arrivals (evening before) – $440 single occupancy; $660 double occupancy.
$145 communter.


June 16, 2024
Oblate Picnic
$15; free for children under 18.


September 20-22, 2024
Luminous Darkness: Encountering Christ in Uncomfortable Scriptures
Oblate retreat led by Br. Ambrose Stewart, O.S.B.


November 8–10, 2024
Listening with the Ear of Your Heart: Meditations on the Prologue of the Holy Rule
Oblate retreat led by Br. Matthew Sislow, O.S.B.


Oblate Sundays in 2024
January 14, February 11, March 10, April 14, May 12, June 9, August 11, September 8, October 13, November 10, December 15.