To provide an environment where candidates for the priesthood may develop a deep and well-integrated spirituality rooted in the richness of the Catholic tradition. The Seminary will offer a comprehensive program of experiences for the progressive growth and development of seminarians in the spiritual life. Areas of the spiritual life that are part of the program include: his personal relationship with Jesus Christ, his commitment to the Church, and living his priestly vocation through prayer, spirit of poverty, obedience, pastoral service, and celibate chastity with integrity and joy.
Spiritual formation administers certain aspects of spiritual development for seminarians so that they develop continuously and progressively in their personal relationship with Christ, in their commitment to the Church, and in living with integrity their priestly vocation through prayer, simplicity of life, obedience, pastoral service and celibate chastity.
The spiritual life of Mount Angel seminarians centers on the celebration of the Eucharist and the Liturgy of the Hours. While this seminary primarily trains candidates for diocesan priesthood, it is uniquely enriched by Benedictine life and spirituality. This rich monastic tradition is characterized by devotion to the Eucharist, meditation on the Word of God, devotion to Our Lady, scholarship and hospitality.