Programs and Events
of the Mount Angel Institute

Mount Angel Institute at Mount Angel Abbey sponsors a variety of programs and events throughout the year. Many are open to all who come and cover a wide assortment of topics and interests. Others are reserved for members of the clergy. Please check the calendars below for information and how to participate.


Programs and Events

Classical Guitar Immersion presents student recital
June 25, 2022

CGI Student Recital

Saturday, June 25, 8 pm
Aalto library auditorium

The CGI students will perform works by Bach, Sor, Weiss, and others. The CGI ensemble, led by Mario Diaz, will perform Take Five, by Dave Brubeck, and Georges Bizet’s Habanera from the opera, Carmen.

 

Grand Re-opening of the Abbey Coffeehouse
July 8, 2022

Grand Re-opening of the Abbey Coffeehouse

Friday, July 8  |  10 am to 3 pm
Abbey Bookstore & Coffeehouse

Mark your calendars for the grand re-opening of the coffeehouse! We are excited to again offer our guests high quality coffee beverages and scrumptious pastries, among other treats. Come and try our new selection of drinks in the newly remodeled coffeehouse. And all encompassed in the atmosphere of Benedictine hospitality!
Join us at 1 pm for a blessing of the Coffeehouse by Abbot Jeremy.

 

Saint Benedict Festival
July 9, 2022

Saint Benedict Festival

Saturday, July 9  |  Noon to 4 pm
Mount Angel Abbey

We look forward to welcoming you back to Mount Angel for a leisurely summer afternoon with family and friends on the Hilltop. Come, join us as we celebrate the feast of our holy father Saint Benedict! Feast, pray, and meet the monks!

The Abbey Bach Festival
July 27, 28, 29, 2022

The Abbey Bach Festival

Wednesday, July 27, 28, 29
5 to 9:30 pm
Mount Angel Abbey

Escape to music, fantasy and surprises! We monks of Mount Angel Abbey warmly welcome all guests as celebrate (one year late) the 50th anniversary of the Abbey Bach Festival.

Delayed for two summers due to the pandemic, we look forward to once again celebrating fine classical music and fellowship with our festival guests and participants here at Mount Angel in the mid-Willamette Valley.

Learn more and purchase tickets here.

Benedictine Brewery celebrates 4th anniversary
August 21, 2022

Benedictine Brewery
4th Anniversary Celebration

Sunday, August 21  |  1 to 6 pm

Join us as we celebrate the Benedictine Brewery’s 4th anniversary! Grab a beer with one of the monks and enjoy tasty snacks and live music. Challenge the monks to a game of mega jenga or cornhole!

Learn more about the Benedictine Brewery.

The Life and Legacy of Fr. Romano Guardini
August 28, 2022

The Life and Legacy of Fr. Romano Guardini

with Fr. Eugene Hemrick
Sunday, August 28  |  10:30 to 11:50 am
Aalto library auditorium

Fr. Eugene Hemrick, the director of the National Institute for the Renewal of Priesthood, will give a short summary of Romano Guardini’s background and how it influenced his life and thinking, exploring examples of his works that define his uniqueness and contribution to our postmodern world.

(The program will begin after the 9 am Mass.)

Christian in the World: The Psalms with Br. Thomas Buttrick, OSB
September 10, 2022

Christian in the World
Nature Imagery in the Psalms

with Br. Thomas Buttrick, OSB
September 10  |  9:15 to 11:45 am

Br. Thomas Buttrick, OSB, will open the Christian in the World fall series with a discussion about nature imagery in the Psalms. The presentation will be Saturday, September 10, in the Abbey library auditorium.

The Christian in the World fall 2022 presentations are scheduled for the second Saturday of each month: September 10, October 8, November 12, and December 10. Each presentation will be in the Abbey library auditorium from 9:15 to 11:45 am.

For more information, see the CITW web page.

Encounter: Young Adults Catholic Ministry
September 22, 2022

Encounter
Young Adults Catholic Ministry

with Monks of Mount Angel Abbey
Friday, September 23  |  5 to 9 pm
Mount Angel Abbey church

Join us for a Friday evening retreat, including Vespers, Eucharistic Adoration, and the Sacrament of Reconciliation,  followed by dinner, lectio divina, and fellowship at the Benedictine Brewery. Ages 18 through 35 are welcome.

Please RSVP by sending an email to encounter@mtangel.edu. A donation of $10 is suggested to help cover the cost of dinner and snacks.

Contemplating Creation and the Arts: The Beauty of Holiness
Fr. Nathan Zodrow, OSB
September 25, 2022

Contemplating Creation and the Arts:
The Beauty of Holiness
with Fr. Nathan Zodrow, OSB
Sunday, September 25  |  10:30 to 11:50 pm
Aalto library auditorium
Join us as one of our art docents outlines how the beauty of art can lead one toward contemplating the wonder of God and deepen our sacramental imagination!
(The program will begin after the 9 am Mass.)

Organ Concert with Br. Thomas Buttrick, OSB
October 9, 2022

Organ Concert

Br. Thomas Buttrick, OSB

Sunday, October 9 |  3 to 4:30 pm
Mount Angel Abbey church

Join us in a free afternoon of beautiful music in our Abbey church! We hope to share the grand voice of our church organ and uplift your spirits through the art of music.

MAI Symposium: Rev. Tadeusz Pacholczyk, PhD
October 22, 2022

MAI Symposium
Rev. Tadeusz Pacholczyk, PhD

Saturday, October 22  |  9 to 11:50 am
Abbey library auditorium

Join us for a morning symposium focused on the intersection between faith, science, and bioethics. Rev. Tadeusz Pacholczyk, PhD earned his doctorate in neuroscience from Yale and did postdoctoral work at Harvard. He is a priest of the diocese of Fall River, Massachusetts, and currently serves as the Director of Education at The National Catholic Bioethics Center in Philadelphia and directs the Center’s National Catholic Certification Program in Health Care Ethics.

Book Launch: In the Company of Women - The Story of Joanna
by Barb Anderson
October 29, 2022

Book Launch
In the Company of Women: The Story of Joanna
by Barb Anderson
Saturday, October 29  |  6:30 to 7:30 pm
Aalto library auditorium
In Barbara Anderson’s debut novel, we follow the story of Joanna, who is mentioned in the gospels as a supporter of Jesus despite her affluent status as a member of Herod Agrippa’s court. A woman of her time and culture, trained as a midwife, she dares to join Mary Magdalene and Susanna in acts of solidarity and sacrifice in order to follow Jesus and his message. Join us for Barb Anderson’s launch of her exciting novel!

All Saints’ relics pilgrimage and display
November 1, 2022

All Saints’ Relics Pilgrimage and Display
Tuesday, November 1  |  10:30 to 11:50 am
Mount Angel Abbey church
Join us for a spiritual pilgrimage on All Saints’ Day and explore the meaning and role of the hundreds of relics we preserve in our Abbey Church. Pray and venerate with the monks and all the saints on this holy day and leave refreshed and inspired to imitate the saints’ lives!
(The program begins after the 9 am Mass.)

Tolton: From Slave to Priest
with Leonardo Defilippis
November 21, 2022

Tolton: From Slave to Priest
November 21  |  7 to 8:30 pm
Damian Center
Tolton is a powerful multi-media live production, filled with music, drama and inspiring performances. It brings a message of hope and healing for the wounds that plague our culture. Be inspired by Father Augustus Tolton’s perseverance and faith!

Advent Organ Recital with Christopher Wicks
December 4, 2022

Advent Organ Recital

Christopher Wicks
December 4  |  3 to 4 pm
Mount Angel Abbey church

Join us in listening to J.S. Bach’s Twelve Chorale Preludes for Advent and Christmas as a musical preparation for the festivities of the Christmas season!

Programs for Clergy

Preaching Matthew
December 14-15, 2022

Preaching Matthew

with Fr. Stephen Rowan
Wednesday-Thursday, December 14-15

This two-day workshop presents a series of reflections on Matthew’s Gospel, intended to give priests an overview of the Gospel’s themes for Year A of the liturgical year in the context of fellowship, prayer, and relaxation on the grounds of Mount Angel Abbey. Fr. Stephen Rowan, our presenter, is a priest of the Archdiocese of Seattle and a faculty member at Mount Angel Seminary.

To make reservations, please contact the guesthouse at 503.845.3025 or email retreat@mtangel.edu.

Cost: $170
Note: This workshop is limited to 35 participants.

Wednesday
5:15 pm Vespers in Abbey church
6 pm Dinner​ in Guesthouse dining room
7:15-8 pm Talk 1 – Introduction: Preaching Matthew’s Gospel – The Formation of Missionary Disciples
Thursday
8:00 am Mass in Abbey church
9:15 am Talk 2
10-10:45 am Break; optional visit to Abbey bookstore
10:45-11:45 am Talk 3
11:45-1:15 pm Break, noon prayer, lunch
1:15 pm Talk 4
2:15 pm Social gathering (with option to visit the Benedictine Brewery) and departure

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.

If you would like more information about our programs and events, please contact Br. Anselm Flores, O.S.B., the program coordinator for the Institute, at mai.coordinator@mtangel.edu.