We are filled with joy as we welcome three more postulants to Mount Angel Abbey. For the last 80 years the monks of Mount Angel have knelt down each evening after their meal to pray the Litany of St. Joseph for vocations to our monastery. This year we are blessed with eight postulants; Br. Keegan Porter, 24 years old from San Diego, CA; Br. Dusty Osborne, 22 years old from Lewiston, ID; Br. Christopher Walch, 29 years old from Medford, OR; Br. Chase Shepard, 22 years old from Selah, WA; Br. Emmanuel Orozco, 27 years old from Santa Maria, CA; Br. Jesús Sanchez, 22 years old from Yuma, AZ; Br. George Wolcott, 19 years old from Moscow, ID; and Br. Michael Garza, 25 years old from Corinth, TX. Continue reading
We thank the Lord for the gift of the priesthood! And congratulations Fr. John Paul Le, OSB, a monk and now a priest of Mount Angel Abbey on his day of ordination to the priesthood. The Pontifical Mass and Ordination was held in the Abbey Church on Friday, June 19th at 10:00 with Bishop Peter L. Smith, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon as the main presider.
Please pray for Fr. John Paul.
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Congratulations to our Seminary alumni who were newly ordained as priests for the Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon. (Read more: http://www.catholicsentinel.org/main.asp…)
More alumni ordained as priest in Sacramento. Bishop Jaime Soto ordained Victor Gutierrez, 38, and Michael Ritter, 31, to the priesthood during an ordination Mass on Saturday, June 6 at 10:30 a.m. in the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament in Sacramento. Mr. Alexander Estralla, a Mount Angel seminarian was also ordained as Deacon. Congratulations!
The Monks of Mount Angel Abbey will hold its annual retreat from May 18 – 22. The Liturgy schedule for this week will be as follows:
6:20 am Vigils
7:30 am Lauds
9:00 am Mass (10:00 am on Friday, May 22)
12:00 nn Noon Prayer
5:15 pm Vespers
7:00 pm Compline
(The monks will use the church for their retreat conferences and will be closed to the public for a few hours during the day.)
The Abbey received five new postulants last week, March 20, 2015. “Amice ad quid venisti” (“Friend, what have you come for?” from RB 60:3). This is etched on the transept switchboard door. This is the first official entry of the new postulants. Br. Keegan, the senior of the class, knocks on the door signifying the postulants’ desire to live in the monastery.
A short RITE OF RECEPTION OF POSTULANTS was conducted at 4:00 PM. The postulants were officially introduced wearing the monastic tunic for the first time in the Abbey Church. Monks, family and friends of the postulants were also there to witness their first day in the monastery.
View photos of the arrival of our new postulants here: