We Welcome You as Christ!


The peace of the Lord be with you! Welcome to Mount Angel Abbey. We hope that your virtual visit to this Benedictine monastery, with its world famous library, seminary schools of philosophy and theology, and guest and retreat house will be a source of peace and blessing to you. In the words of our blessed Father Saint Benedict, "All guests are to be received as Christ." Whatever your interests may be, we hope you will continue your journey in faith with us.

Abbot Gregory and the monks of Mount Angel
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A Word From the Abbot

"A Word from the Abbot" is a compilation of brief reflections in the manner of what some might call a "fervorino," or a word, and are given to the monks most Fridays after the Office of Vigils and homilies, by Abbot Gregory Duerr, OSB.

Abbot Gregory's last word before his resignation as 11th abbot of Mount Angel Abbey. During this interregnum, please pray for the monastic community as they discern a new abbot.