We care about your health and the health of the Hilltop and wider community.
In light of the global COVID-19 pandemic, we encourage all to take appropriate precautionary measures, including practicing proper social distancing, frequently washing/disinfecting your hands, and self-isolating and contacting your healthcare provider if you feel unwell. For more information, please contact your healthcare provider, the Oregon Health Authority COVID-19 webpage and the CDC COVID-19 webpage.
For information about how we are responding at Mount Angel Abbey and Seminary to help protect the health and safety of all who live, work, study, and visit here during the COVID-19 pandemic, and for announcements of cancellations or changes to scheduled events, please click here.
Please click this link for the U.S. Department of Education institutional requirements for participating in the Section 18004(a)(1) CARES Act grant program.
“Inspiring, educating, and forming the next generation of priests.”
Since 1889, Mount Angel Seminary has sent thousands of priests to serve more than 11 million Catholics in nearly 100 dioceses and religious communities around the world. As the oldest seminary in the western United States, Mount Angel is the only seminary in the West that offers a College of Liberal Arts, a Graduate School of Theology, and a Doctor of Ministry Program.
Mission & Goals
Mount Angel Seminary, an apostolate of the Benedictine monks of Mount Angel Abbey, is a school whose primary purpose is the human, spiritual, intellectual and pastoral formation of men for the Roman Catholic priesthood. The seminary is comprised of a Graduate School of Theology, and a College of Liberal Arts, and, for seminarians requiring additional preparation to enter the Graduate School, a Pre-Theology program. In addition, the Graduate School of Theology and the seminary’s Doctor of Ministry program offers theological education to qualified laymen and women. The seminary’s programs adhere to the norms established by the Holy See and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops as stated in the Program of Priestly Formation.