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.

2021 Abbey Sponsored & Co-Sponsored Retreats

Prayer and Work: An Introduction to Benedictine Monastic Spirituality
Br. Louis de Montfort Nguyen, O.S.B., & Br. Charles Gonzalez, O.S.B.
July 30 – August 1, 2021

“Ora et Labora”  – Prayer and Work – Learning to Live and Walk with God
An Introduction to Benedictine Monastic Spirituality

Br. Louis de Montfort, O.S.B. & Br. Charles Gonzalez, O.S.B.

July 30-August 1, 2021

This is a weekend of prayer with the monks of Mount Angel Abbey, and a time of leisure and study while residing in the monastery guesthouse. Conferences will explore classic themes of monastic spirituality such as silence, obedience, and prayer, simplicity of life, and stability of relationship. All are welcome, both those who are new to Christian monastic spirituality and those who would like to refresh their own spiritual practices.

Cost:
$262 Single
$420 Couple
$130 Commuter (meals and conferences)

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

True Devotion to Mary
Br. Louis de Montfort Nguyen, O.S.B.
August 13-15, 2021

True Devotion to Mary:
The Shortest, Surest and Most Secure Path to Jesus According to the Teachings of St. Louis de Monfort

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

August 13-15, 2021

A spiritual and contemplative journey into the heart of the teachings of St. Louis de Montfort’s Marian teachings, one of the most definitive and decisive of all time. His writing, “True Devotion to Mary,” is a spiritual masterpiece, revealing the glories of the Mother of God and how Mary is central to God’s plan for salvation. Mary is intimately associated with her Divine Son for all of eternity. Being the Mother of God, she is also the Mother of the Mystical Body of Christ; hence, the Mother of all Christians. Behold Thy Mother: grow to honor and love this wonderful, God-given Mother.

Cost:
$262 Single
$420 Couple
$130 Commuter (meals and conferences)

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

FRIDAY
2-5:00 pm Registration
5:00 pm Orientation to the Divine Office (Abbey church vestibule)
8:00 pm Welcome Orientation (Engelberg Conference)
SATURDAY
8 am Mass
9:15 am Conference
10:30 am Conference
2:30 pm Conference
4 pm Sacrament of Reconciliation
SUNDAY
9 am Mass
10:30 am Conference

Ignatian Silent Retreat
Bill Zuelke
August 23–27, 2021

Ignatian Silent Retreat

Bill Zuelke

August 23-27, 2021

This is a guided Ignatian silent retreat with daily conferences and one-on-one spiritual direction. There will be opportunities to join the Benedictine monks for the Divine Office and Liturgy.

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 provided individual spiritual direction, private and group retreats, and assistance with personal and corporate discernment for over 35 years. He has been involved in higher education as campus minister, counselor, student services director, and Dean for 40 years. He has been involved in training people in the art of spiritual direction and worked with faculties at Mount Angel Abbey, Western Evangelical Seminary, George Fox University, and training programs run by Namaste’, Franciscan Spirituality Center, and Soul Formation.

Bill has worked as a Licensed Professional Counselor, a trained supervisor, and a certified Life Coach. He presently maintains a private practice, primarily personal spiritual direction, private retreat direction, and supervision for spiritual directors.

Cost: $526 – Single (includes room and board for 4 nights, meals, and speaker fees)

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

  • Time will be scheduled daily for one-on-one spiritual direction.
Monday
2:00 to 5:00 pm Registration
5:00 pm Orientation to the Divine Office (Abbey church vestibule)
7:00 pm Welcome Orientation (Engelberg Conference)
Tuesday – Thursday
8 am Mass
9 am Morning Conference
7 pm Evening Conference (Group sharing and Compline)
Friday
Checkout After breakfast

St. Joseph Advent Retreat
Br. Louis de Montfort Nguyen, O.S.B.
November 19–21, 2021

Advent Retreat –
Journeying to Bethlehem
with St. Joseph

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

November 19-21, 2021

This retreat is a spiritual and contemplative journey to Bethlehem and the heart of the Mystery of the Incarnation. Accompanied by St. Joseph, this retreat will reflect on St. Joseph’s central role in the Incarnation, the Annunciation and fiat of St. Joseph, and his essential role as the virginal father of the Lord and virginal spouse of the Mother of God. May this journey lead each soul to true devotion and love for our spiritual father St. Joseph and pave the way for a true consecration to him.

Recommended readings:
Consecration to St. Joseph, by Fr. Donald Calloway
St. Joseph as the Shadow of the Father, by Andrew Doze
The Life and Glories of St. Joseph, by Edward Thomas Healy

Cost:
$262 Single
$420 Couple
$130 Commuter (meals and conferences)

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

Friday
2:00 to 5:00 pm Registration
5:00 pm Orientation to the Divine Office (Abbey church vestibule)
8:00 pm Welcome Orientation (Engelberg Conference)
Saturday
8 am Mass in the Abbey church
9:15 to 10 am Conference
10:30 am Conference
2:30 pm Conference
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Sunday
9 am Mass in the Abbey church
10:30 am Conference

2 Become 1 – A Retreat to Explore the Beauty and Truth of Catholic Marriage
December 10–12, 2021; April 29–May 1, 2022; July 22–24, 2022; 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!

December 10-12, 2021; April 29-May 1, 2022; July 22-24, 2022; 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

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 17-9, 2021

Cost and registration: Please email for information

Ignation Silent Weekend Retreat
Bill Zuelke
January 7–9, 2022

Ignation Silent Weekend Retreat

Bill Zuelke

January 7-9, 2022

This is a guided Ignatian silent retreat with daily conferences and one-on-one spiritual direction. There will be opportunities to join the Benedictine monks for the Divine Office and Liturgy.

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 provided individual spiritual direction, private and group retreats, and assistance with personal and corporate discernment for over 35 years. He has been involved in higher education as campus minister, counselor, student services director, and Dean for 40 years. He has been involved in training people in the art of spiritual direction and worked with faculties at Mount Angel Abbey, Western Evangelical Seminary, George Fox University, and training programs run by Namaste’, Franciscan Spirituality Center, and Soul Formation.

Bill has worked as a Licensed Professional Counselor, a trained supervisor, and a certified Life Coach. He presently maintains a private practice, primarily personal spiritual direction, private retreat direction, and supervision for spiritual directors.

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

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 and 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

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

A Shakespearean Retreat

Fr. Stephen Rowan, STB, PhD

March 25-27, 2022

Cost and registration: Please email for information

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

Cost and registration: Please email for information

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.

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

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

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 and 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 and registration: Please email for information

Spiritual Healing Retreat
October 23–25, 2022

Spiritual Healing Retreat

October 23-25, 2022 

Please email for more information

 2021 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.


Monastic Living for Oblates – August 9–13
($471 – single; $602 – double)

This retreat is designed to mirror the daily schedule of novices in the monastery, In addition to joining the monks in prayer, there will be conferences, scheduled times for lectio, work, and recreation. Br. Anselm will explore some of the basic themes and activities of monastic life, especially with an emphasis on why they are practiced and how they can be expressed outside of the context of the monastery.

The retreat begins with Vespers on the evening of Monday, August 9, and continues through lunch on Friday, August 13.


September 24–26: Oblate Retreat led by Abbot Peter Eberle, O.S.B.


November 5–7: Oblate Retreat led by Br. Cyril Drnjevic, O.S.B.