Our response to COVID-19

If you are planning to come to Mount Angel in the next few weeks, please check this page for any cancellations or updates to our regular schedule.
If you have current reservations for the Saint Benedict Guesthouse and Retreat Centerplease email or call 503.845.3025 for updates, questions or concerns.
For general questions not answered on the website, please email or call 503.845.3030.

Abbot Jeremy Driscoll, O.S.B.(Updated July 2, 2020)

Dear friends,

I am pleased to let everyone know that on July 6 we will begin to re-open our facilities here at Mount Angel. This includes the Saint Benedict Guesthouse and Retreat Center (open to registered guests only), the library, and the Abbey bookstore. The days and times of operation will be limited and the details are listed below.

The Abbey church remains open during the day for all who wish to visit and pray, but we are not yet able to open for Mass. We are continuing to live stream daily Mass, as well as Vigils, Lauds, Midday Prayer and Vespers. You can find the schedule and the live stream page here.

Keeping our monks, staff and guests safe is our highest priority and is essential to our remaining open to all who come. With that in mind, we are following the guidelines from the state for Marion County Phase 2 reopening, and we ask that face masks or face coverings be worn in all our Hilltop facilities. It’s not required to wear a face covering while outdoors, but it is recommended if maintaining a safe distance of at least six feet is not possible.

With the above said, I know that it isn’t always pleasant or comfortable to abide by all of these COVID restrictions. But let us pray together for a speedy end to this virus. And please know that we monks continue to pray for the sick, the dying, healthcare workers, and all who have been negatively affected by this pandemic.

I am also doing a series of short videos with a message of hope from Mount Angel. You can find them here on our website. I invite you to watch one or two and I pray the series will be useful to you.

Please join the monks of Mount Angel in seeking out the blessings hidden within this truly anxious and challenging time. During this communal crisis, may you find new depths in your faith and trust in the love of Christ.

Peace to you,
Abbot Jeremy Driscoll, O.S.B.

Please note: Because keeping our monks, staff and guests safe is our highest priority and is essential to our remaining open to all who come, we are following the guidelines from the state for Marion County Phase 2 reopening, and ask that face masks or face coverings be worn in all our Hilltop facilities. It’s not required to wear a face covering while outdoors, but it is recommended if maintaining a safe distance of at least six feet is not possible.

Cancelled Events
Adjusted Hours as of July 6, 2020
  • The Bookstore & Coffeehouse will be open Tuesday through Friday, from 10 am to 3 pm; no beverages or food items will be available.
  • The Abbey library will be open Monday through Friday, from 9 am to 3 pm.
  • The Abbey church is not open for Mass, but the doors are usually open Monday through Saturday from about 9 am until 8 pm for individual prayer and to join the monks for Divine Office. The church is open on Sundays from about 10 am until 8 pm.
  • The Guesthouse is only to registered guests.
  • The Abbey museum will be open beginning October 7th for self-guided tours from 9 am to 5 pm, Wednesday through Sunday.

Please check back often for any updates or additional changes to our normal hours of operation.

 

Pray for us, loving mother.Holy Virgin of Guadalupe, Queen of the Angels and Mother of the Americas. We fly to you today as your beloved children. We ask you to intercede for us with your Son, as you did at the wedding in Cana.

Pray for us, loving Mother, and gain for our nation and world, and for all our families and loved ones, the protection of your holy angels, that we may be spared the worst of this illness.

For those already afflicted, we ask you to obtain the grace of healing and deliverance. Hear the cries of those who are vulnerable and fearful, wipe away their tears and help them to trust.

In this time of trial and testing, teach all of us in the Church to love one another and to be patient and kind. Help us to bring the peace of Jesus to our land and to our hearts.

We come to you with confidence, knowing that you truly are our compassionate mother, health of the sick and cause of our joy.

Shelter us under the mantle of your protection, keep us in the embrace of your arms, help us always to know the love of your Son, Jesus. Amen.


Please send us your prayer intentions during this very difficult time for our nation and the world.