Monks on retreat, May 18 – 22

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.)

Arrival of Postulants 2015

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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:

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In Peace: Fr. Paschal Cheline, OSB (1936-2015)

paschalLast evening, March 13, 2015, our confrere Fr. Paschal Cheline went to the Lord after his long battle with a complex blood disorder.

We thank you for keeping the monastic community and his family in your prayers.

Here’s the schedule of the memorial services:

RECEPTION OF THE BODY OF FATHER PASCHAL – Sunday, March 22 at 11:45 a.m., Abbey Church

VIGIL SERVICE – SUNDAY, MARCH 22, 7:25 p.m., ABBEY CHURCH

PONTIFICAL MASS – MONDAY, MARCH 23, 10:00 a.m., ABBEY CHURCH

BURIAL – ABBEY CEMETERY IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING PONTIFICAL MASS