Workshops & Classes

Please Note

Vaccination, masks and social distancing
required for all attending retreats and workshops in-person at Queen of Angels Monastery.
We greatly appreciate your help and support in keeping the sisters and guests safe.

Monthly Book Talk via Zoom


Free • 3rd Saturday • 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

The group currently meets via Zoom. Contact Sr. Dorothy Jean to join. Click here for a complete book list with meeting dates.

December 17, 2022 @ 9:30 a.m. via Zoom

Dream Group: Language of the Soul


$20 • 3rd Saturday • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Listening to dreams in a group can help us pay attention to God's presence in image and word in our awakened life.  Presenter is Clara Jean Dawson.

December 17,  2022 @ 10:00 a.m. Agatha Hall

Prayer of the Heart


Free • 3rd Tuesday • 3:30 - 4:30 pm

All are welcome to join this contemplative prayer group.  Meetings take place in the Chapel, located on the second floor of the Hospitality Center.

December 20, 2022 @ 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Taizé Prayer Service


Free • 3rd Sunday • 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

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!

The Final Taizé

December 18, 2022 @ 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

A Time To Journal


Free • 2nd Saturday • 1:00 - 3:00 pm

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. Call 503-845-9847 or email her here.

December 10, 2022 @ 1:00 p.m.

Supervision for Spiritual Directors via Zoom


$20 • 2nd Friday • 9:30 - 11:30 am

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.  Meetings taking place via Zoom.

December 9, 2022 @ 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. via Zoom

The Creative-Spiritual Life Circle via Zoom


Free • 3rd Saturday • 1:15  - 2:30 pm • Zoom 

A Benedictine-centered discussion group whose concept is simple: people who gather together on a regularly scheduled basis to share -- without interruptions or cross-talk -- whatever is gratifying us or amazing us or troubling us or puzzling us about the intersection of creativity and spirituality.

Click here to learn more and to register.

December 17, 2022 @ 1:15 p.m. via Zoom

Retreats & Events


January 7, 2023

9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Chapter Room

$55, includes lunch / Scholarships Available

"Enter the New Year with Joy" presented by Susan Black

So many challenges exist in our individual and personal circumstances, and within our families, our communities, our state, our country, our world.


How can women and men of faith enter 2023 with joy and thus know God’s presence? How can we empower ourselves to live with joy?  How can we “rejoice always”, as St. Paul urges?

Is it even right and correct to live joyfully, given the “signs of the times” that we face?


This retreat is designed to help answer these questions, and more.  Through discussion, reflection, art and writing experiences, prayer, music, other activities and quiet time, participants will learn how to increase their ability to live in God-given joy -- and gain confidence in the power of individual personal joy to transform … everything.  As St. Mother Teresa said, “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.” 


Presenter: Susan Black, who also leads our monthly Zoom-based discussion group, the Creative/Spiritual Life Circle.  Susan is an Oblate, an artist and a writer; to learn more about her, go to the website


Participants should bring with them a small “object of joy” -- for example, a memento, a photograph or other image, a keepsake, a souvenir. Participants should be fully vaccinated and boosted against Covid.  Masks are not required, but encouraged; reasonable social distancing will be observed.

To register, call Benedictine Sisters, 503 845-2556 or send a check payable to Benedictine Sisters, Attention: Sister Dorothy Jean, 840 S. Main St., Mt. Angel, OR 97362, three days before the retreat.



NEW DATE March 3-5, 2023

3:30 p.m. Friday – 1 p.m. Sunday

Via Zoom

$99 / Scholarships Available

"Teilhard de Chardin's The Divine Milieu presented by Stephen Coffey, OSB Cam

This weekend retreat will focus on Teilhard de Chardine's masterpiece, The Divine

Milieu.  We will consider the major themes of this seminal work, which the Jesuit

scientist and mystic wrote during his exile in China.  Special attention will be paid to his

cosmic Christology and the centrality of the mystery of the Incarnation in his thought. 

The retreat will include extended periods of lectio divina on key texts from the The

Divine Milieu.

Stephen Coffey, OSB Cam, is an ordained monk of the Camaldolese community of California. He is engaged in extensive retreat ministry as well as spiritual direction for priests, religious, and laity.  He formerly served on the staff of Shalom Prayer Center.

To register, call Benedictine Sisters, 503 845-2556 or send a check payable to Benedictine

Sisters, Attention: Sister Dorothy Jean, 840 S. Main St., Mt. Angel, OR 97362, two days before the retreat.


February 11, 2023
9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Chapter Room

$50, includes lunch / Scholarships Available

"Living the Beatitudes" presented by Nancy Hendricks

Jesus' most important instruction to us is to love one another. In this retreat, we will delve into the Beatitudes of Jesus. We will explore how to live this teaching of love in our everyday, ordinary lives with the Beatitudes as our guide.


About the Presenter

After a career farming vegetables and berries for over thirty years, Nancy Hendricks discerned to shift from feeding people’s bodies with food to journeying with people on their spiritual paths by leading retreats. Nancy received her Master’s in Pastoral Ministry in 2020 from the University of Portland. Nancy has been attending retreats at Shalom since the 1980s and is happy now to be able to lead retreats on a variety of topics. 


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 4 days before the retreat.


May 6, 2023
Outdoor Labyrinth, West End of Shalom Building

World Labyrinth Day: 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 6, 2023 at 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 the Benedictine Sisters' dining room.  All are welcome!

To register, call Sister Dorothy Jean Beyer, (503) 845-2556 or email her here.