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Safe Environment

Mount Angel Abbey is committed to make every reasonable effort to communicate clearly and regularly with all Abbey personnel and seminarians regarding the goals and expectations of the Program for Child Protection. Likewise, every reasonable effort is made to keep all groups and individuals served by personnel of Mount Angel Abbey informed regarding the Program.

Mount Angel Abbey is committed to insuring that the Program for Child Protection is faithfully implemented, supported and maintained by all Abbey personnel and seminarians. To that end, Mount Angel Abbey undergoes intensive independent review every three years and is accredited by Praesidium, Incorporated.

Safe Environment: A Program for Child Protection

A Message from Abbot Gregoryabbot 1

The human person, made in the image and likeness of God, deserves to be honored and respected; indeed, God dwells within a person as in a temple, and there too abides the Spirit of Jesus who is served, loved and welcomed in every human encounter. What a terrible indignity, what a grave offence, therefore, when human life—especially that of a child—is sexually or otherwise abused and dishonored! The monks of Mount Angel Abbey strive for an authentic hospitality in a safe environment, and in the face of the sexual abuse scandals that have rocked the Church in recent years the Abbey has established a Review Board and an Office of Child Protection, doing its part in a Church that seeks reconciliation, healing and forgiveness. In this website you will find spelled out the seriousness of Mount Angel’s commitment to a safe environment and to the protection of children. 


Abbot Gregory Duerr, O.S.B.


The Safe Environment Program

To download the Program for Child Protection booklet, click here.
To download the Program for Child Protection brochure, click here.