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.

Private Retreat Times

Listed below are dates currently available for a self-guided retreat. 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

July 29-August 1, 2019
August 12-14, 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

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”

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$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

True Devotion to Mary: Encountering God through Mary
August 12 to 15

True Devotion to Mary: Encountering God through Mary

Silent Retreat with Br. Louis de Montfort, O.S.B., M.D.

Just as every person has an earthly mother in the natural order, so in the supernatural realm there is the existence of a spiritual mother. God, in his great divine plan, has ordained before the beginning of time that the Blessed Virgin Mary be the Mother of his Son and the supernatural Mother of all his children. He has anticipated each person’s need for a loving Mother and has given us a precious, almost infinite gift in the person of his own Mother. Even more than our own biological mother, Mary is with us from the beginning of this life until eternity. She prepares us for God and does not stop until we are perfectly united with him. Day and night, through joys and sorrows, pain and suffering, the Blessed Virgin Mary is ever watchful of her children.

Vatican II Council affirms the Church’s special love for Mary, and by extension, devotions to our Lady as flowing from her central role in salvation and her inseparable link to Christ’s redemptive work. This Catholic understanding of Mary’s roles as the faithful servant of God, Mother of God, and Mother of the Church and all Christians are rooted in official Church teachings, for example, Lumen Gentium, as well as those by great saints, such as, Sts. Louis de Montfort, Maximillian Kolbe and Mother Teresa. These are the foundation for an authentic, humble and loving devotion to Mary, who is at once both highly exalted above all creatures as Mother of God and also a humble servant of God who is one with us.

For registration, email the retreat master or call 503.845.3030.

$291 single occupancy / $489 double occupancy

 

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
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 – noon Personal time of prayer, sacred reading and spiritual direction
11:55 am Noon Prayer in Abbey church
1 – 1:45 pm Conference
2 – 5:15 pm Personal time of prayer, sacred reading and spiritual direction
5:15 pm Vespers – Evening Prayers in Abbey church
6 pm Dinner
7:25 pm Compline in Abbey church
Wednesday
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 – noon Personal time of prayer, sacred reading and spiritual direction
11:55 am Noon Prayer in Abbey church
1 – 1:45 pm Conference
2 – 5:15 pm Personal time of prayer, sacred reading and spiritual direction
5:15 pm Vespers – Evening Prayers in Abbey church
6 pm Dinner
7:25 pm Vigils of the Solemnity of the Assumption in Abbey church
Thursday
6:35 am Lauds Morning Prayer in Abbey church (optional)
Breakfast Immediately after Lauds
8:55 am Mass in Abbey church
10 – 10:45 am Conference
11 – noon Personal time of prayer, sacred reading and spiritual direction
11:55 am Noon Prayer in Abbey church
12:15 pm Lunch and end of retreat – (end of silence)

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

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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.


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

September 17-19, 2019

“Recapturing the Lost Art of Silence”

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


Fr. Jacob Stronach, O.S.B.

September 20-22, 2019

“Coming To Know Jesus Better Through the Practice of Lectio Divina on the Gospels”

$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