Calendar of Retreats

We are in the process of renovating the Saint Benedict Guesthouse and Retreat Center, adding a new wing that will offer a parking-level lobby and meeting rooms, a commercial kitchen and dining room, and new retreat rooms for overnight guests. The existing building is also being renovated.

This work is nearing completion and we look forward to re-opening in the late spring of 2019!

The newly renovated guesthouse and retreat center is worth waiting for. In addition to a Hilltop level lobby, it will offer a variety of conference rooms, as well as greater space for private reflection, both indoors and out.

A webcam is on the Abbey website to watch the progress. We’d love for you to follow along!

Please note: The turnaround and elevator from the south side parking level to the Abbey mall and church level will be closed through the end of construction. There are spaces reserved on the mall level on the north side of the Damian Center, #9 on this Walking Tour map, for vehicles with disabled parking permits.

Private Retreat Times

Listed below are dates currently available for a self-guided retreat (after April 12, 2019). 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

May 28-30, 2019
June 13-20, 2019
June 28-July 7, 2019
July 15-22, 2019
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

October 25-27, 2019

Marian Retreat – Elizabeth Farley, S.T.D. & Rev. Jacob Stronach, O.S.B.

Adoration of the Holy Eucharist in the writings of St. Peter Julian Eymard & Devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary in the writings of Blessed William Joseph Chaminade. (open to men and women)

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

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December 6-8, 2019

Advent Retreat – 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.

 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.

CANCELLED – April 12-15, 2019; Passiontide at the Abbey

Oblate Study Days

July 9-12, 2019

Tuesday morning to Friday lunch  (arrival on Monday night encouraged)

$215 single occupancy / $355 double

$339 single / $574 double occupancy (includes Saint Benedict Festival weekend)

Oblate Benedict Festival Weekend

July 12-14, 2019

$181 single occupancy / $293 double / $72 commuter

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

September 17-19, 2019

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

September 20-22, 2019 

$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