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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

Seminary Education:

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

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Mount Angel Seminary 2017 Candidates

Eleven seminarians admitted as candidates for Holy Orders

October 31, 2017

The church of Mount Angel Abbey reverberated with the sounds of the full seminary choir and pipe organ as 11 seminarians were admitted to Candidacy for Holy Orders on the morning of October 26, 2017.

Abbot Jeremy processes into the Abbey Church during the entrance rite of the Votive Mass of the Holy Spirit

A New Scholastic Year Begins at Mount Angel Seminary

August 28, 2017

As they have since 1889, the monks of Mount Angel Abbey, the faculty of Mount Angel Seminary, and friends and staff of the Abbey welcomed seminarians for the new school year with the Mass of the Holy Spirit at the Abbey church on Monday morning, August 28.

Seminarian graduate Dustin Busse

Mount Angel Seminary holds Commencement for Class of 2017

May 12, 2017

The students of Mount Angel Seminary's graduating class of 2017 celebrated their Baccalaureate Mass on Friday afternoon, May 12, and Commencement Exercises the following morning.