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Mount Angel Seminary

Since 1889, Mount Angel has sent thousands of priests to serve more than 11 million Catholics in nearly 100 dioceses and religious communities throughout the United States and around the world. The school is the oldest seminary in the Western United States, and the only seminary in the West that offers both a College and a Graduate school of Theology.

Today, Mount Angel is home to 159 seminarians from 23 dioceses and five religious communities. The seminary also serves 35 lay students working toward advanced degrees.

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"The Hope of the Harvest is in the Seed"
The motto of Mount Angel Seminary

Mount Angel Seminary

Mount Angel Abbey's Obedient Service to the Church

"Obeying the mandates of Holy Church, it has been our constant wish to provide our dear diocese with a clergy distinguished for its piety and learning. At our suggestion, therefore, the Reverend Benedictine fathers of Mount Angel have decided to open a seminary for the training of youth for the sublime dignity of the priesthood. Let us pray that Mount Angel may indeed be worthy of its name, and from its beautiful summit send forth angels in flesh and blood to promote, as not even angels in heaven can do, the glory of God on earth."

Most Rev. William H. Gross, CSsR
Archbishop of Oregon City
April 1889

SEMINARY NEWS (view all »)


Theological Symposium on Christology and Trinitarian Theology

November 21, 2016

On Monday, November 21 and Tuesday, November 22, Mount Angel Seminary (MAS) held its annual theological symposium as part of the newly established Archbishop Robert J. Dwyer lecture series. This year, Rev. Thomas Weinandy, O.F.M.Cap., was the keynote speaker.


Mount Angel Seminary Begins Its 128th Year of Forming Men for the Priesthood of Jesus Christ

September 12, 2016

The monks, seminarians, faculty, staff, and friends of Mount Angel Abbey and Seminary gathered on Monday, August 29, to celebrate the Mass of the Holy Spirit, thereby inaugurating the seminary's 128th academic year.