Saint Benedict Festival 2018
Last summer, the third annual Saint Benedict Festival had record attendance, with a sold-out crowd of more than 900 guests at Mount Angel Abbey.
Under a beautiful blue sky and warm summer sun, the monks welcomed festival attendees with Midday Prayer in the Abbey church. Abbot Jeremy opened the event with a few words about the Benedictine life as it's lived at Mount Angel Abbey. A farm-fresh picnic on the Abbey's lawn followed prayers.
The 2018 Saint Benedict Festival will be on the afternoon of July 7 and will feature new activities as well as old favorites. Located on the beautiful hilltop grounds of Mount Angel Abbey, you can look forward to an afternoon of great food, drink, and things to do that are inspirational, educational, and just plain fun. Check back soon on this page for this year’s theme and more information.
Although close to $140,000 was raised last year to benefit the monastery, library, and guesthouse, the most important aspect of the Saint Benedict Festival are the friendships and relationships formed and renewed between the monks and the surrounding community. As people gathered for Vespers at the close of the event, comments such as "best year so far," "lots of fun," and "will tell my friends" could be heard all around.
We hope you will plan to join us this year! Mark your calendar now for Saturday, July 7, for the fourth annual Saint Benedict Festival! And if you're in the area before then, know that you are always welcome to stop by and enjoy the beauty of the Abbey hilltop and join the monks for prayer.