Saint Benedict Festival

St. Benedict Festival 2

The Hilltop was filled with joy as the monks shared their home to celebrate the feast of their patron, Saint Benedict. The annual Saint Benedict Festival was a sell-out for the fifth year in a row! More than 1,000 guests met the monks and learned about the Benedictine way of life.

Highlights of this year’s festival:
  • Joining the monks as they chanted Midday Prayer
  • The monastic schola performing sacred music in the Abbey church
  • Organ concerts depicting the final meeting of Saint Scholastica and her brother Saint Benedict
  • Tours at the newly renovated Saint Benedict Guesthouse and Retreat Center
  • Viewing and venerating the holy relics kept at Mount Angel Abbey
  • Abbot Jeremy’s book signing for his latest book, “Awesome Glory”
  • Three NEW Benedictine Brewery beers, crafted for the festival
  • Enjoying local Willamette Valley wines
  • Visiting the Abbot’s Attic and Abbey Experience booths
  • Extending the monastic experience throughout the year with Silent Auction bids
  • Browsing the Abbey library’s HUGE used book sale
  • Challenging a monk to Lawn Jenga, Ladder Golf, or cornhole
  • Learning to find joy as we “Seek Things Above”
  • Taking self-guided tours of the Abbey’s natural history museum
  • Exploring the display of the history of printing at the Abbey’s press
  • Joining the outdoor procession and blessing of the new St. Benedict statue, now placed in the Saint Benedict Guesthouse and Retreat Center
  • Refreshing our minds and hearts with the quiet chant of Vespers with the monks

Plan now to attend the 2020 Saint Benedict Festival

Saturday, July 11  |  Mount Angel Abbey

While you’re in the area, please stop and visit the historic town of Mt. Angel!

Proceeds from this event support the Mount Angel Abbey library, guesthouse, and monastery.
Please note, this event is pet free and for adults 21 and older. Thank you!