Hilltop Annual Events

Throughout the year Mount Angel Abbey and Seminary holds a number of events. Some are serious fundraisers, such as the two Seminary Benefit Dinners. Others, such as the Saint Benedict Festival and the Abbey Bach Festival, are intended to extend the welcome of the Abbey to all who can join us. The Christian in the World Lecture Series is among the oldest Abbey event and consists of a series of lectures on faith and spirituality, held in the Mount Angel Abbey Library.

We hope you can join us for some, if not all!

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Seminary Benefit Dinner Portland

Sunday, November 3, 2019
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Seminary Benefit Dinner Eugene

Sunday, March 8, 2020
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Saint Benedict Festival

Saturday, July 13, 2019
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Abbey Bach Festival

July 24, 25, 26 of 2019
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Christian in the World

Spirituality and theology for the laity. The Christian in the World Lecture Series is an integrated program of study, prayer and discussion for Catholics who want to live their faith more deeply. The program seeks to help participants gain a more profound understanding of the Scriptures and the Church, and to support lay people in exploring how to live their baptismal vocation in everyday life.

Winter/Spring 2019 CITW Lecture Series

“The Crucifixion and the Christian Life”

Abbot Peter Eberle, former abbot of Mount Angel Abbey, and presently a Formation Director and professor of Introductory Moral Theology at Mount Angel Seminary, will present the 2019 Winter/Spring Christian in the World Lectures, which will be devoted to “The Crucifixion and the Christian Life.” The series will follow the pattern of recent lecture series inasmuch as Abbot Peter will present all four lectures.

January 12
Session 1 – The Centrality, Scandal, Horror, and Primacy of the Cross

February 9
Session 2 – Why the Cross? An Inquiry
March 9
Session 3 – Why the Cross? The Cross and Christ the Victor
April 6
Session 4 – Why the Cross? The Cross, Christ, and the Exodus*

*You will notice that April 6 is the first Saturday of the month. To forestall an inadvertent double booking of the library auditorium, the Christian in the World lecture for the month has been moved up a week.

Sample schedule:
8:00-8:45 Mass (Optional)

8:45-9:00 Registration

9:00-9:15 Opening prayers/Introduction

9:15-10:05 First presentation

10:05-10:20 Break

10:20-11:10 Second presentation

11:10-11:20 Break

11:20-11:50 Dialogue with Speaker

12:00-12:15 Noon Prayer (Optional)

The schedule allows participants to attend Mass and Noon Prayer if they so wish.

Cost is $50 for the series (four Saturdays) or $15 a session. Student cost is $20 for the series or $5 a session. Beverages and morning snacks are provided.

Presentations take place in the Mount Angel Abbey Library Auditorium.

For further information and to preregister, please call Mary Ann Amsberry 503.769.3844. In the event of bad weather, please contact Mary Ann to find out if a presentation has been cancelled.