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.

Please note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the Abbey church will be open for private prayer only during the day and the Guesthouse and Retreat Center is only open for registered guests. Please click here for updates.

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

2019-2020 Abbey Sponsored Retreats

Due to the closures mandated by the health authorities, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the guesthouse is closed until April 28. Reopening at that time is dependent on conditions at that time. If you have booked a retreat between March 17 and April 28, please email the retreat master or call 503.845.3025 for further information.

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

Ignatian Silent Retreat
August 16-20, 2020

Ignatian Silent Retreat

With Bill Zuelke, MDiv, MS, Licensed Professional Counselor

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 was a member of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) for 20 years and an ordained Catholic priest. 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 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 has worked with faculties at Mt. 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, and presently maintains a private practice doing primarily personal spiritual direction, private retreat direction, and supervision for spiritual directors.

For registration, email the retreat master or call 503.845.3025.

Cost: $585, single occupancy only

Sunday
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 Welcome Orientation (Engelberg conference room)
8:00 pm Compline (Abbey church)
Monday—Wednesday
5:20 am Vigils (Abbey church, optional)
6:25 am Lauds (Abbey church, optional)
Breakfast (Immediately following Lauds)
7:55 am Bells for Mass (Abbey church)
Conference (Engelberg Conference)
Personal time for counseling, prayer, lectio, spiritual readings…
11:55 am Noon Prayer (Abbey church)
12:15 pm Lunch
Conference
Personal time for counseling, prayer, lectio, spiritual readings
5:15 pm Vespers (Abbey church)
6:00 pm Dinner
7:25 pm Compline (Abbey church)
Thursday
5:20 am Vigils (Abbey church, optional)
6:25 am Lauds (Abbey church, optional)
Breakfast (immediately following Lauds)
8 am Bells for Mass (Abbey church)
Room checkout (Luggage can be left outside of Engelberg conference room or in your car)
Conference
11:55 am Noon Prayer (Abbey church)
12:15 pm Lunch
1:00 pm 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.


July 6-10, 2020: Study days; Dr. Elaine Park
(Note: The guesthouse is full to capacity for these days; 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”
(Note: The guesthouse is full to capacity for this weekend; more details to come.)

September 25-27, 2020: Fr 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.)