Workshops & Classes

Free (Donations Accepted)

A Time to Journal

Contact Evelyn Wemhoff

(971) 273-0700

A Time to Journal (the Second Saturday of the month) and the Progoff Journal Workshops:  Please contact Evelyn Wemhoff if you would like to participate. 


Free (Donations Accepted)

Taizé Prayer Service

Check Back for Fall Schedule

Join us for our monthly Taizé Prayer Service in the Chapel.  This special service features sung and chanted prayers, meditation and personal reflection.  All are welcome!



Monthly Book Talk

Contact Sr. Dorothy Jean Beyer

By Email • (503) 845-2556

The group meets via Zoom. The next meeting is scheduled for March 20. Contact Sr. Dorothy Jean to join. Click here for a complete book list with meeting dates.


$20 per Person

Supervision for Spiritual Directors

Contact Sr. Joan

By Email • (503) 949-6284

All spiritual directors are welcome to attend the monthly supervision meetings for on-going formation and education featuring lively discussions of pertinent spirituality topics, prayer and skills of the ministry.

March 12, 2021, 9-11 a.m. via Zoom


Prayer of the Heart

Pray at Home

While we can’t join together here at the monastery, keep praying and being in silence for the healing of our world and church.


$20 per Person

Dream Group: Language of the Soul

Check Back Here for Return Date

Cancelled until we are open again.  Keep dreaming and recording your dreams.


Retreats & Events

A Contemplative Geography presented by Douglas Force via Zoom

March 5-6, 2021

Friday 7-8:30 p.m. - Saturday 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Via Zoom Video Conference

$50 per person

“A Contemplative Geography “ is a series of thematic sessions that uses guided observation of natural landscape to further personal contemplation using a method of geographic analysis that can be applied to any environment. This is a direct result of a reading/ discussion group of Douglas Christie’s book, The Blue Sapphire of the Mind. The application of the “5 Themes of Geography” will enable one to observe God’s Earthly creation in a richer, deeper level, and in doing so also add dimension to our contemplative work. If you like doing outdoors learning on your own schedule, this is just for you! (Note:  It is not necessary to read the book, The Blue Sapphire of the Mind, to engage in this retreat.)

About the Presenter: Doug Force is a retired educator, having taught  History, Geography, Education and Multi-Culturalism courses of learners as young as preschool to Post- Graduate college level. He was the first Teaching Specialist at the Oregon Department of Education for Middle Level Instruction. He is a multi-cultural Spiritual Director and a professional storyteller.

To register and/or more information, call 503 845-2556 or send a check payable to Benedictine Sisters, Attn. Sister Dorothy Jean Beyer, 840 S. Main St., Mount Angel, OR 97362, or email  Please register by March 1, 2021.  Scholarships are available.

Progoff Intensive Journal Workshops presented by Evelyn Wemhoff

March 17-18, 24-25, 31 - April 1, 2021
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. with breaks

Via Zoom Video Conference

$225 per session, $625 all 3 sessions

This ongoing program enables individuals, to draw their life into focus and enlarge their capacities. The process is non-judgmental and non-diagnostic.  It honors privacy as well as the dignity of each person. The Progoff Journal is more than a Journal. It is an Inner Workbook.
In a deep and quiet atmosphere, you will learn techniques to enable you to use the Intensive Journal workbook. The workbook is the active instrument of the program. Its structure makes it a dynamic vehicle for journal feedback techniques  The Journal clarifies and helps to self-adjust the needs and potentials of your life. There are Three Workshops:
Life Context provides the means of focusing our life and beginning to shape a perspective of our full life history. We learn basic techniques for using the Journal, focusing our life, and beginning to answer the question, “Where am I in the movement in my life?” This workshop is a prerequisite for any of the two workshops. March 17-18
Depth Contact gives us opportunities to draw upon our unconscious depths of dreams and imagery for active feedback procedures   The focus is the more than personal and is grounded in process meditation. It can give energy for personal change and consideration of inner directions. March 24-25
Life Integration (Prerequisite: Depth Contact) gives opportunity to use integrative techniques to build a momentum and energy to generate unpredictable insights. It promotes connection between the areas of your life. March 31 - April 1

Program Presenter: Evelyn Wemhoff has a history of working with individuals and groups in a great many situations of teaching, leadership, spiritual direction, consultation and discernment. She has led Intensive Journal Programs for more than 30 years.

To register,  contact Evelyn Wemhoff  971-273-0700  Mail: PO Box 21083 Keizer , OR 97303.

Seeing The Environment Through the Lens of Spirituality

This Event Has Been Postponed

Date & Time TBA, 2021

$25 includes lunch

The Benedictine Sisters are pleased to announce an upcoming all day symposium on the environment and spirituality to be held in Agatha Hall.  Starting at 9:15 a.m., staff members from Shalom at the Monastery will present their appreciation of nature’s ability to enrich and empower their spirituality.  In the afternoon, responders working within the environmental resources will discuss the bountiful gifts that their work safeguards.  Participants will be invited to dialogue within the topic.

Have No Fear, Be Not Afraid: It is all about Love

presented by Nancy Hendricks

April 24, 2021

9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Onsite or via Zoom (depending on pandemic)

$50 per person

We will be discussing the approximately 350 times it says in Scripture to not be afraid. We will be walking through Scripture highlighting all the times that God assures us that we are always in God's care.

About the Presenter
Nancy’s career began in horticulture, raising berries and vegetables on the family farm.  With her husband, she slowed down when they sold their produce stand in 2016. She decided at that time to pursue her Master's Degree in Pastoral Ministry from the University of Portland, and graduated in May, 2020. Nancy has been attending retreats at Shalom since 1987. She has been an oblate with the Queen of Angels Monastery since 2012.  She looks forward to walking on our spiritual journeys together as she offers retreats at Shalom at the Monastery.

To register and/or more information, call 503 845-2556 or send a check payable to Benedictine Sisters, Attn. Sister Dorothy Jean Beyer, 840 S. Main St., Mount Angel, OR 97362, or email  Please register by Wednesday, April 21, 2021.

World Labyrinth Day: Take Steps Together for Peace

May 1, 2021

12:45 p.m.

Outdoor Labyrinth, West End of Shalom Building



Come and celebrate World Labyrinth Day with the Benedictine Sisters at Mount Angel, Oregon! Let us take steps together for peace!


The Benedictine Sisters at Shalom at the Monastery invite you to walk with them their outdoor labyrinth on Saturday, May 1, 1 p.m.  Please gather at the labyrinth at the west end of the Shalom building.


At 12:45 p.m., there will be a brief explanation of the Peace Walk on the labyrinth.  We will then walk the 20-minute Silent Peace Walk, using the format of Benedictines For Peace.  Following the walk, refreshments will be served in Benedictine Sisters’ Dining Room.  All are welcome!


To register, call Sister Dorothy Jean Beyer, 503 845-2556 or email dorothyjeanb7@gmail. com

Pain, Suffering and Saying Yes to Life presented by Dean Schlecht via Zoom

September 10-11, 2021

7-8:30 p.m. Friday, 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Saturday

Zoom Video Conference

$70 (non-refundable deposit $25)

Physical or emotional pain can often be a powerful driver of sadness, fear and anger, deadening our spirit and disconnecting us.  However, it can be a catalyst for spiritual and emotional growth.  Through lectures, Active Imagination and personal sharing, we will explore how to transcend our pain and live joyfully in the midst of it.

Dean Schlecht, M.Div. is the retired manager of a 19-bed psychiatric crisis respite facility.  He also was an LMFT with practices in Oklahoma and Texas.  He currently maintains a private practice offering spiritual direction.  Dean has offered numerous retreats and workshops at Shalom and elsewhere.


To register, call Benedictine Sisters, 503 845-2556 or send a check payable to Benedictine Sisters, attn.: Sister Dorothy Jean Beyer, 840 S. Main St., Mt. Angel, OR 97362, by September 3, 2021.

The Spirituality of Pope Francis and Its Implication on Our Lives presented by Owen Commins

Postponed to 2021

$65 includes materials and lunch

This retreat will focus on the spirituality of Pope Francis, and especially his understanding of “accompaniment.” To achieve this purpose, we will present a biographical context for the Pope, and some understanding of his key encyclical letters. The Catholic blogosphere shows some criticism of the Holy Father and even at times some outright hostility. The retreat will attempt in charity to understand such positions also. By the end of the retreat day the hope is that all participants will embrace Pope Francis as the Catholic leader needed for our times.


Presenter: Deacon Owen Cummings, the Regent's Chair of Theology at Mount Angel Seminary in Saint Benedict, Oregon, is a native of Glasgow, Scotland.  Author of numerous spirituality/theology books, he received a doctor of divinity degree during the course of his studies in theology in Dublin, Ireland.


To register or for more information, email or call (503) 845-2556 by September 8, 2020.

Mark Your Calendars for these Great Retreats Next Fall!

Retreats may be Online via Zoom or in Person

“Retreat on Cardinal Basil Hume: A Pilgrim’s Search for God”

October 1-3, 2021

Retreat on Cardinal Basil Hume: A Pilgrim’s Search for God (Gracewing, 2019) presented by the author, Sister Gertrude Feick of the Cistercian Monastery of Our Lady of the Redwoods Abbey, Whitethorn, CA. The retreat will focus on the gift of Cardinal Basil Hume, Benedictine monk, Archbishop of Westminster, pastor, preacher and resounding voice of Benedictine spirituality.

“Ammas, Monks, Archetypes” presented by Father Stephen Harding Coffey, OSB.Cam

November 5-7, 2021

This retreat will take a look at 4 monastic figures: Amma Syncletica, St. Benedict, St. Hildegard, and Thomas Merton and their corresponding archetypes: the warrior, the sage, the visionary, and the inner monk.  It will include an introduction to the figure, lectio divina on the theme, visio divina of an icon of the figure, and personal reflection on the archetype and its shadow through mandala making. Let figures from our sacred tradition become relevant to our lives as they help us to illuminate parts of ourselves that need further development to grow in wholeness and in our relationship to God

About Us

Queen of Angels Monastery

840 South Main Street

Mount Angel, Oregon 97362

(503) 845-6141

Please call for tours, daily prayer services,

private retreats, and workshop schedules.

Queen of Angels Monastery is a community of Benedictine Sisters in Mt. Angel, Oregon. They are women who have responded to the call to live in community according to the Gospel and the Rule of St. Benedict. Together they seek God in a balanced life of prayer and work, simplicity, hospitality, and service.

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