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

February 10 to 21, 2020
February 24 to 28, 2020
March 1 to 6, 2020
March 23 to 27, 2020

2019-2020 Abbey Sponsored Retreats

Lenten Day of Recollection – Ash Wednesday
February 26 | 8:00 am to 3:00 pm

The Cross and Spiritual Exercises: Journeying Home to the Father’s Love

Given by Fr. Jacob Stronach, O.S.B., and Br. Louis de Montfort Nguyen, O.S.B.

A day of Lenten recollection at Mount Angel Abbey’s Saint Benedict Guesthouse & Retreat Center.

Begin this Lent by journeying home to the Father’s Love at Mount Angel Abbey and be immersed in the liturgy, Mass, spiritual conferences, prayer and reflection. Lent is a turning toward God, a reconciliation and strengthening of our relationship with him; it is our return, the “return of the Prodigal Children” through the Way of the Cross and spiritual practices. The Way of the Cross, however, is enveloped in the greater mystery of the Father’s love, as illustrated in the Parable of the Prodigal Son. A great way to begin the Lenten journey to Calvary and ultimately towards the joy of the Easter Resurrection and the heart of God’s love.

To register, please email or call 503.845.3025.

Cost: $25.00 – Includes conferences and lunch; Holy Mass; and the opportunity to receive the Sacrament of Penance. Please bring your Bible and rosary.

Schedule
8:00 am Holy Mass in the Abbey church
9:00 am Coffee in the guesthouse – 1st Floor conference area
9:30 am Conference #1 Lenten Spiritual Practices:
Why do Catholics Engage in Fasting, Almsgiving and Prayer During Lent
– Engelberg Room
10:20 am Prayer and Silence Time
10:30 am Conference #2 The Value of Spiritual Reading in the Christian Life
11:15 am The Sorrowful Mysteries of the Holy Rosary – Engelberg Room
12:00 noon Midday Prayer in the Abbey church
12:20 pm Lunch in the guesthouse dining room – 1st floor
1:15 pm Conference #3 The Father’s Love and the Cross: Returning Home – Engelberg Room
2:15 pm Exposition and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament – Sacrament of Penance is available
3:00 pm Day concludes with the Divine Mercy chaplet (optional)

Women’s Silent Retreat: My Grace Is Enough for You
March 13-15, 2020

My Grace is Enough for You
Saint Paul’s Teaching on Suffering and Grace

A women’s silent retreat, presented by Fr. Pius X Harding, O.S.B.

This weekend retreat explores several themes from the writings of Saint Paul, including: weakness vs. failure, participating in the sufferings of Christ and his victory of the cross, and divine adoption. Four conferences will be offered along with full participation in the liturgical prayers of the monastic community, meals in the Abbey’s new guesthouse refectory, time for quiet reflection, and the availability of the sacrament of Penance.

Fr. Pius X is a monk of Mount Angel for over 30 years. He is the Abbey Guest Master, retreat director, and spiritual director.

Please note: Space available for this retreat has been filled. If you would like to be placed on a wait list, please email the retreat master or call 503.845.3025.
Cost: $235 single occupancy / $385 double occupancy

Holy Week-Easter Retreat
Wednesday, April 8-Sunday, April 12, 2020

Holy Week-Easter Retreat:
“The Glory of the Passion and Resurrection”

With Abbot Jeremy Driscoll, OSB, Abbot Peter Eberle, OSB, & Br. Louis de Montfort, OSB

Come and experience the glory, beauty and mystery of Holy Week, Triduum and Easter. Become immersed in the Paschal Mystery of Christ through the Liturgy, Scripture and theology while being guided by a different Benedictine monk each day of the retreat.

Recommended reading: “Awesome Glory: Resurrection in Scripture, Liturgy and Theology” by Abbot Jeremy Driscoll

For registration, email the retreat master or call 503.845.3025.

Cost: $395 single occupancy and $595 double occupancy.

WEDNESDAY
3-5:00 pm Registration
5 :00 pm Orientation to the Divine Office (Abbey church vestibule)
5:15 pm Vespers
6:00 pm Dinner
7:25 pm Compline
8:00 pm Welcome Orientation (Engelberg Conference)
HOLY THURSDAY
5:20 am Vigils (optional)
6:25 am Lauds (optional)
7 am Breakfast
9:15- 10 am Conference (with Br. Louis de Montfort)
11:55 am Noon prayer
12:15 pm Lunch
1:15 pm Conference (with Br. Louis de Montfort)
Prayer and silence time
4 pm Mass of the Lord’s Supper
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament after Mass until midnight
6:00 pm Dinner
7:25 pm Compline
GOOD FRIDAY
5:20 am Vigils
6:25 am Lauds
7 am Breakfast
9- 10 am Conference (with Abbot Peter)
10:30 am Station of the Cross (along the Path)
11:55 am Noon prayer
12:15 pm Lunch
1:15 pm Conference (with Abbot Peter)
Prayer and silence time
3 pm Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion & Death
6:00 pm Dinner
7:25 pm Compline
HOLY SATURDAY
5:20 am Vigils
6:25 am Lauds
7 am Breakfast
9- 10 am Conference (with Abbot Jeremy)
11 am Rosary (Adoration chapel- optional)
11:55 am Noon prayer
12:15 pm Lunch
1:15 pm Conference (with Abbot Jeremy)
Prayer and silence time
4 pm Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession)
5:15 pm Vespers
6:00 pm Dinner
7:25 pm Compline
9 pm Easter Vigil Mass
EASTER SUNDAY
7:30 am Breakfast
9 am Solemn Lauds
11 am Mass of Easter Day
11:55 am Noon prayer
12:15 pm Followed by Easter Banquet- end of Silence

End of Retreat

*The Divine Office prayers and Mass take place in the Abbey church

The First Women Disciples of the Resurrection
April 17-19

The First Women Disciples of the Resurrection

A women’s silent retreat with Fr. Jacob Stronach, O.S.B.

How Women Today Can Give Witness to The Risen Christ!

For registration, email the retreat master or call 503.845.3025.

Cost: $235 single occupancy / $385 double occupancy

FRIDAY
3:00 -5 pm Registration
5:15 pm Vespers (Abbey church)
6:00 pm Dinner
7:25 pm Compline (Abbey church)
8:00 pm Welcome Orientation/Conference#1 (silence begins)
SATURDAY
5:20 am Vigils (Abbey church- optional)
6:25 am Lauds: Morning Prayer (Abbey church – optional)
7 am Breakfast
7:55 am Bells for Mass (Abbey church)
9:15-10 am Conference #2
10:15-11 am Conference #3
Personal time for prayer, sacred reading
11:55 am Noon Prayer (Abbey church)
1:15- 2 pm Conference #4
Personal time for prayer, sacred reading or spiritual direction
4 pm Confession (optional)
5:15 pm Vespers: Evening Prayers (Abbey church)
6:00 pm Dinner
7:25 pm Vigils for Sunday (Abbey church)
SUNDAY
6:35 am Lauds: Morning Prayer (Abbey church – optional)
7:30 am Breakfast
8:55 am Bells for Mass (Abbey church)
10:45 am Conference #5
11:55 am Noon Prayer (Abbey church)
12:15 pm Lunch & end of retreat (end of silence)

Divine Mercy Day Retreat
Sunday April 19, 2020, 9 am to 4 pm

The Father’s Cross & Mercy: He Who Has Seen Me Has Seen the Father

Lead by Br. Louis de Montfort Nguyen, OSB

A day of recollection including Mass, spiritual conferences, Eucharistic adoration, and Divine Mercy chaplet offered at Mount Angel Abbey’s Saint Benedict Guesthouse & Retreat Center.

For registration, email the retreat master or call 503.845.3025.

Cost: $25.00

Includes conferences, lunch and pastries

Holy Mass and the opportunity to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation are available.

Bring your Bible and Rosary.

Begin this Easter season and Divine Mercy Sunday by journeying to the heart of Jesus Christ’s love and mercy, that of the Father’s heart, for St. John tells us that “The Father and I are one.” When we see Jesus’ suffering and mercy, we see directly, with the eyes of faith, the Father himself. Be immersed in the liturgy, mass, spiritual conferences and Divine Mercy chaplet. A great way to celebrate the Easter good news of the unconditional, unfailing and surpassing love of God.

Schedule
9:00 am Holy Mass in the Abbey Church
10:00 am Coffee with pastries in the Guesthouse – 1st Floor conference area
10:45 am Conference #1 Easter Joy: God’s Mercy that Surpasses all Understanding – Engelberg Room
12:00 noon Mid-Day Prayer in the Abbey Church
12:20 pm Lunch in the Guesthouse Dining Room – 1st Floor
1:15 pm Conference #2 The Father’s Cross & Mercy: Jesus and the Father Are One– Engelberg Room
2: 30 pm Exposition & Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament (Sacrament of Penance)
3:00 pm Divine Mercy Chaplet

Becoming Beloved Children of God: A Biblical Theology and Spirituality of Chosenness
May 22-24, 2020

Becoming Beloved Children of God:
A Biblical Theology and Spirituality of Chosenness

A silent retreat with Scripture theologian Dr. Mark Nussberger, PhD

Chosenness: Becoming Beloved and Loving Children of God

Within the New Testament, the identities of Jesus and baptized followers of Christ are described using language that evokes Old Testament theologies of election (or chosenness). For example, Jesus is called the Father’s “beloved Son,” with whom He is “well pleased” (Mark 1:11); and those who believe in Christ are referred to as “children of Abraham” (Galatians 3:7, 29) and “children of God” (Romans 8:14–16; 1 John 3:1). During this retreat, we will prayerfully engage with several key texts from both the Old and New Testaments that teach us what it means to be chosen and beloved by God—as well as true lovers of God. A central question for our reflections together will be: How might our own baptismal identity and spirituality continue to be informed and shaped by a deeper appreciation of the Old Testament theologies of chosenness and a more spirited engagement with New Testament texts that adopt and reinterpret that theology?

Speaker’s Biography: Mark Nussberger is an associate professor of Sacred Scripture at Mount Angel Seminary, where he has been teaching since the fall of 2017.

For registration, email the retreat master or call 503.845.3025.

$235 single occupancy / $385 double occupancy

(Early registration on Wednesday and Thursday is available)

FRIDAY
2-5 pm Check-in and registration
5:00 pm Orientation to the Divine Office (Abbey church vestibule)
5:15 pm Vespers followed by Eucharistic Adoration in the Abbey church
6 pm Dinner
7:25 pm Compline in Abbey Church
8 pm Welcome Orientation (Silence begins)
SATURDAY
5:20 am Vigils (Abbey church—optional)
6:30 am Lauds (Abbey church—optional)
7:00 am Breakfast
7:55 am Mass (Abbey church)
9:15 am Conference
10:30 am Conference
(Personal time for prayer, lectio, sacred reading…)
11:55 am Midday Prayer (Abbey church)
12:15 pm Lunch
1:15 pm Conference
(Personal time for prayer, spiritual counseling, reading…)
4 pm Confession
5:15 pm Vespers I of Sunday (Abbey church)
6:00 pm Dinner
7:25 pm Vigils for Sunday (Abbey church)
8:35 pm Conference (optional)
SUNDAY
6:35 am Lauds (Abbey church—optional)
7:30 am Breakfast
8:55 am Mass in Abbey church (check out of room after Mass)
10:45 am Conference
11:55 am Noon Prayer (Abbey church)
12:15 pm Lunch- End of silence
1:00 pm End of Retreat

Ignatian Silent Retreat
June 22-26, 2020

Ignatian Silent Retreat

With Bill Zuelke, MDiv, MS, Licensed Professional Counselor

This is a silent retreat, with opportunities for one-on-one counseling available with Bill Zuelke.

For registration, email the retreat master or call 503.845.3025.

Cost: $560, single occupancy only

Tentative Schedule
MONDAY
2-5:00 pm Registration
5:00 pm Orientation to the Divine Office (Abbey church vestibule)
5:15 pm Vespers (Abbey church)
6:00 pm Dinner
7:25 pm Compline (Abbey church)
8:00 pm Welcome Orientation (Engelberg conference room)
TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY
5:20 am Vigils (Abbey church, optional)
6:25 am Lauds (Abbey church, optional)
7 am Breakfast
7:55 am Bells for Mass (Abbey church)
9:15- 10 am Conference (Engelberg Conference)
10:30 am Conference
11:55 am Noon Prayer (Abbey church)
12:15 pm Lunch
1:15 pm Conference
Personal time for prayer, lectio, spiritual readings and/or spiritual direction
5:15 pm Vespers (Abbey church)
6:00 pm Dinner
7:25 pm Compline (Abbey church)
8 pm Family Rosary in the Adoration chapel (optional)
THURSDAY
6:30 am Lauds (Abbey church, optional)
7:30 am Breakfast
8 am Bells for Mass (Abbey church)
After Mass room checkout (Luggage can be left outside of Engelberg conference room or in your car)
10 am Conference
11:55 am Noon Prayer (Abbey church)
12:15 pm Lunch (end of silence and end of retreat)

Marriage Enrichment Retreat
June 26-28, 2020

Marriage Enrichment Retreat

A retreat with Fr. William Hammelman, O.S.B.

A pastor for many years, Fr. William Hammelman, O.S.B., is now director of Mount Angel’s postulancy program, confessor, and retreat director.

For registration, email the retreat master or call 503.845.3025.

$235 single occupancy / $385 double occupancy

Tentative Schedule:

FRIDAY
2-5 pm Check-in and registration
5:00 pm Orientation to the Divine Office (Abbey church vestibule)
5:15 pm Vespers, followed by Eucharistic Adoration in the Abbey church
6 pm Dinner
7:25 pm Compline (Abbey church)
8 pm Welcome Orientation (silence begins)
SATURDAY
5:20 am Vigils (Abbey church—optional)
6:30 am Lauds (Abbey church—optional)
7:00 am Breakfast
7:55 am Mass (Abbey church)
9:15 am Conference
10:30 am Conference
(Personal time for prayer, lectio, sacred reading)
11:55 am Midday Prayer (Abbey church)
12:15 pm Lunch
1:15 pm Conference
(Personal time for prayer, spiritual counseling, reading)
4 pm Confession
5:15 pm Vespers I of Sunday (Abbey church)
6:00 pm Dinner
7:25 pm Vigils for Sunday (Abbey church)
8:35 pm Conference
SUNDAY
6:35 am Lauds (Abbey church—optional)
7:30 am Breakfast
8:55 am Mass in Abbey church (check out of room after Mass)
10:45 am Conference
11:55 am Midday Prayer (Abbey church)
12:15 pm Lunch (end of silence)
1:00 pm End of retreat

Mary, Mother of Sorrows: Standing at the Foot of the Cross with Mary
August 10-13, 2020

Mary, Mother of Sorrows:
Standing at the Foot of the Cross
with Mary

With Br. Louis de Montfort, O.S.B.
Reflections on Sacred Scripture and Marian teachings.

Br. Louis de Montfort, O.S.B., is director of spiritual ministries at Saint Benedict Guesthouse and Retreat Center.

For registration, email the retreat master or call 503.845.3025.

Cost: $310 single occupancy

MONDAY
2-5:00 pm Registration
5:00 pm Orientation to the Divine Office (Abbey church vestibule)
5:15 pm Vespers (Abbey church)
6:00 pm Dinner
7:25 pm Compline (Abbey church)
8:00 pm Welcome Orientation (Engelberg Conference)
TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY
5:20 am Vigils (Abbey church, optional)
6:25 am Lauds (Abbey church, optional)
7 am Breakfast
7:55 am Bells for Mass (Abbey church)
9:15- 10 am Conference (Engelberg Conference)
10:30 am Conference
11:55 am Noon Prayer (Abbey church)
12:15 pm Lunch
1:15 pm Conference
Personal time for prayer, lectio, spiritual readings and/or spiritual direction
5:15 pm Vespers (Abbey church)
6:00 pm Dinner
7:25 pm Compline (Abbey church)
8 pm Family Rosary in the Adoration chapel (optional)
THURSDAY
6:30 am Lauds (Abbey church, optional)
7:30 am Breakfast
8 am Bells for Mass (Abbey church)
After Mass room checkout (Luggage can be left outside of Engelberg room or in your car)
10 am Conference
11:55 am Noon Prayer (Abbey church)
12:15 pm Lunch (end of silence and end of retreat

Marian Retreat: Adoration of the Eucharist and Devotion to Our Lady
October 23-25, 2020

Marian Retreat: Adoration of the Eucharist
and Devotion to Our Lady

Adoration of the Holy Eucharist
in the writings of St. Katharine Drexel
&
Devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary
in the writings of St. Louis de Montfort
A retreat with Elizabeth Farley, S.T.D., and Br. Louis de Montfort Nguyen, O.S.B.

Dr. Elizabeth Farley, Ph.D., is a Benedictine Oblate and an alumnus of Mount Angel Seminary theology program. She received a Doctorate in Sacred Theology from the Marianum in Rome. In addition to teaching at Mount Angel Seminary, Dr. Farley leads a Marian study group in the Abbey guesthouse. Br. Louis de Montfort, O.S.B., is a Benedictine monk of Mount Angel Abbey, an adjunct professor at the Seminary, and the Director of Spiritual Ministries for the guesthouse.

For registration, email the retreat master or call 503.845.3025.

Cost: To come.

(early registration available for Oct. 22 or 23)

FRIDAY
2-5:00 pm Registration
5 :00 pm Orientation to the Divine Office (Abbey church vestibule)
5:15 pm Vespers (Abbey church)
6:00 pm Dinner
7:00 pm Eucharistic Adoration followed by Compline
8:00 pm Welcome Orientation- Silence begins (Engelberg Conference Room)
Scriptural Rosary
SATURDAY
5:20 am Vigils (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
9:30 am Conference (Engelberg Conference Room)
11:55 am Noon Prayer in Abbey church
12:15 pm Lunch
2:30 pm Conference
4:00 pm Sacrament of Reconciliation
5:15 pm Vespers (evening prayers in Abbey church)
6:00 pm Dinner, Q&A with discussion
7:25 pm Vigils of Sunday (Abbey church)
8:35 pm Conference
Scriptural Rosary
SUNDAY
6:35 am Lauds (morning prayer in Abbey church)
7:30 am Breakfast
9 am Bells for Mass (Abbey church)
10:30 am Conference
11:30 am Silence ends, Q&A with discussion
11:55 am Noon Prayer (Abbey church)
12:15 pm Lunch & End of Retreat

 2020 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, please contact LaVern Hayworth, Associate Director of Oblates, at 541.567.9708.

February 7-9, 2020: Reflecting on and praying with the Crucified Christ
With Abbot Peter Eberle, O.S.B.

In this retreat, oblates will be offered an opportunity to do lectio on Saint Paul’s lectio on the cross. Saint Paul is the great theologian of the crucifixion. In the course of this retreat several Pauline passages on Christ’s crucifixion will be presented and discussed. The goal will be to aid oblates to enter more fully into the mystery of Christ’s saving death on the cross.
(Cost: $194 single occupancy/$326 double/ $88 commuter.)

April 3-6, 2020: Abbot Peter Eberle, O.S.B., Br. Israel Sanchez, O.S.B.
“The Passiontide in Scripture and the Liturgy”
(Cost: $282 single/ $462 double / $133 commuter.)

July 6-10, 2020: Study days; Dr. Elaine Park
(Cost and more details to come.)

July 10-12, 2020: Oblate weekend; Brad Becker
“Dwelling with God: Finding God’s Presence in Scripture and St. Benedict’s Holy Rule”
(Cost and more details to come.)

September 25-27, 2020: Br Timothy Kalange, O.S.B.
(Cost and more details to come.)

September 28-30, 2020: Fr Ralph Recker, O.S.B.
(Cost and more details to come.)

November 6-8, 2020: Fr Pius X Harding, O.S.B.
(Cost and more details to come.)

February 5-7, 2021: Fr Jacob Stronach, O.S.B.
(Cost and more details to come.)