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

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?”
The Story & Miracle of
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 Libra, 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 Libra, 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 Silent Retreat
with Monks of Mount Angel
December 6 – 8, 2024

Abbey Advent Silent 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.