Mount Angel Abbey in St. Benedictine, Oregon

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. (source)

Unfortunately we got to the Abbey when the museum was closed, but it is open every day from 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.-5 p.m.  Also during the year the abbey has other tourist events such as the Arts and Wine Festival and the Bach Festival too.  Information about them can be found on their site or by clicking the links below.

7th Annual Festival of Arts and Wine .... and Beer!

Saturday, June 29, 2013 1-5 PM

42nd Annual Abbey Bach Festival

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, July 24, 25 and 26, 2013

While we were out and about in Mount Angel we took advantage of the town's other sites too.  

The Glockenspiel Restaurant in Mount Angel.

The shaped trees at the Mount Angel Sausage Company.

The main fountain in city center.

The lone tree.

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