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Mount Angel Abbey, Saint Benedict

Mount Angel Abbey is a private Roman Catholic seminary, university, and community of Benedictine monks in St. Benedict, Oregon, United States. It was established in 1882 from the Abbey of Engelberg, Switzerland. The abbey, located on the top of Mount Angel, a 485-foot-high butte (148 m), has its own post office separate from the city of Mt. Angel's—Saint Benedict.

The Seminary is located within the Archdiocese of Portland, Oregon but it also serves as the major seminary for the Diocese of Baker, the Diocese of Boise, the Diocese of Great Falls-Billings, and the Diocese of Helena. The Archdiocese of Seattle sends its College Seminarians to Bishop White Seminary along with the Diocese of Spokane and the Diocese of Yakima. The seminarians are then given the choice of attending either University of Saint Mary of the Lake or Mount Angel.
The seminary offers degrees to both lay students and those studying for the priesthood. The undergraduate school offers bachelor's degrees to seminarians in philosophy, literature, and religious studies. The graduate school offers master's degrees to both seminarians and lay students in theology, scripture studies, and philosophy.
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  • Time seems to stand still there. Six times a day the mighty bells toll and invite you to come and pray. Walking around the campus and down the entrance road along the Stations of the Cross. Enjoying.....  more »
  • Great destination for a single, couple, or family. Hike the gorgeous property, high on a hilltop, surrounded by pines. Hear the monks chant at noon in the simple but beautiful church. Enjoy coffee...  more »
  • Wonderful people, nice bookstore and coffee shop. Enjoyed Abbey. Excellent library, church, cemetery, and museum. Abbey on hill with amazing view over valley, and nice shaded area where one could stay with dog while other partner explored. No dogs allowed in buildings, but allowed on grounds. Enjoyed so much went back a second time.
  • Mt. Angel Abbey has to be one of my favorite places in the world to go. The bookstore is no exception! Everyone here is friendly and easy to talk to.

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