Welcome to Mount Angel Abbey. We hope that your virtual visit to this Benedictine Monastery, with its world famous library, seminary schools of philosophy and theology and its guest and retreat house will be a source of peace and blessing to you. It is our desire that this ever developing web site will be a place where you can come, not only for information, but even more, for prayer and inspiration. In the words of our blessed Father Saint Benedict: “All guests are to be received as Christ.” Whatever your interests may be, we hope that you will continue your journey in faith with us.
Mount Angel Abbey is a community of Benedictine Monks founded in 1882 from the Abbey of Engelberg in Switzerland. We maintain a monastic tradition that has been a vital part of the Roman Catholic Church for more than 1500 years. Responding to God’s call to holiness and preferring nothing whatever to Christ, we dedicate ourselves, under a Rule and an abbot to a life of prayer and work. We strive to support one another in community, to serve God, the Church, and the larger society. We do this as we celebrate the Holy Eucharist together, pray the Liturgy of the Hours five times daily in choir, and devote ourselves to reading and silence.