The Mount Angel Institute
at Mount Angel Abbey
The Benedictine Community of Mount Angel welcomes you!
Mount Angel Abbey is a community of Benedictine monks who came to a hilltop in Oregon’s Willamette Valley in 1882 to seek God, guided by ancient monastic practices. Today, the community continues to serve the spiritual needs of western Oregon and beyond through the parish church of St. Mary’s, a seminary (founded in 1889), a guesthouse, and other works that welcome all visitors and guests in the spirit of Benedictine hospitality.
The Abbey church, where the Divine Office and Mass are celebrated daily by the monks, is open to the public, and all are welcome to join the monks in prayer.
The mission of The Mount Angel Institute at Mount Angel Abbey is to share the rich ways of Mount Angel’s monastic life with Church and world.
Encountering the Rich Ways
Mount Angel Abbey has a number of “touchpoints” or gateways outside the cloister for encountering and sharing the rich ways lived by the monks. Each touchpoint offers programs and places for guests and students to gather in a context of hospitality, peace, and stability, characteristic of the Benedictine way of life for over 1,500 years.