Building the Future of Mount Angel Seminary
Together we find strength and joy in supporting the future priests of our Church.
When the 2020 Seminary Benefit Dinner was canceled due to COVID-19, we wondered what the impact would be. The annual dinner was a major fundraiser for Mount Angel Seminary and the largest gathering in the Pacific Northwest of Catholics coming together for an evening of faith and fellowship.
In fact, during two years of pandemic lockdowns, we learned a few important things about the affection and loyalty of Mount Angel’s friends and benefactors. As a community, our seminary sponsors rallied generously to help cover the cost of educating seminarians at Mount Angel – even without the dinner! We learned that friends and supporters of Mount Angel value a personal connection with the monks, seminarians, and the Hilltop itself.
This realization inspired us to consider a new approach that would support the seminary and also provide friends and benefactors with opportunities to form meaningful connections with Mount Angel Abbey and Seminary.
That’s why we invite you to come to Mount Angel, meet the monks and seminarians, take time to experience the grace and peace of this Benedictine community. Whether the event is large, small, or in between, our goal is to provide the space for relationships to grow between monks, seminarians, and the friends of Mount Angel.
So far, the response has been positive. We want you to join us! Come and let the monks’ Benedictine hospitality touch your heart and inspire you to seek things above.
If you haven’t yet come to Mount Angel, or if you have family and friends you’d like to introduce to the Hilltop for the first time, consider joining us for:
- Noon prayer, lunch, and a tour of the Hilltop (Email to schedule a tour.)
- Christmas Midnight or morning Mass
- Easter Vigil Mass, or any of the liturgies of the Holy Triduum
- Seminary Commencement – end of April or early May
- Saint Benedict Festival – early July
- Abbey Bach Festival – late July
- Mass of the Holy Spirit – the opening of the academic year for Mount Angel Seminary (August)
(All events listed are accessible to those with mobility issues.)
Prayer for Seminarians
O Lord, we earnestly ask you to bless our seminarians, inspiring them to love you with their
whole minds and hearts and to gladly spend their entire lives serving your Church.
May your power shine out through their humanity. In their afflictions may they never
be crushed; in their doubts, never despair; in persecution, never abandoned. May they be
buoyed by the joy of communion with the Body of Christ.
We pray that you will draw each seminarian nearer to you, as he lives the mystery of your
death and rising. Send him your Spirit, put your word on his lips, and your love in his
heart – that in all things God may be glorified. Amen.
If you would like an email reminder of the events at Mount Angel Abbey and Seminary, or if you are interested in learning more about events planned for benefactors of Mount Angel, please send us an email at email@example.com or call 503.845.3030.