Shalom at the Monastery
Come away and be at peace . . . Enjoy the stillness of the monastery surroundings. Take some time for yourself to find hope, healing, and wholeness . . .
Private Retreats | Workshops | Spiritual Direction
What recent retreatants are saying about their experience at Shalom at the Monastery...
"One of the best facilities I've experienced."
"I liked the gentle quiet and the nature around me."
"Meals were nutritious, balanced and varied."
"The Monastery not only provided an excellent space to learn, but provided quiet, peace and serenity for me."
"I felt welcomed and cherished here."
Spacious grounds and comfortable rooms provide solitude for rest, lectio divina (sacred reading), prayer, quiet and reflection. The giant sequoia tree, a Heritage Tree of Oregon, towering in front the monastery, was planted in 1893 by Sister Protasia Schindler.
Join a praying monastic community where you can worship with the Benedictine Sisters at daily Eucharist and the Liturgy of the Hours. The 1998 award winning monastery chapel, designed by J. David Richen of Portland, is available for you to read, pray, contemplate, and sit in stillness.
Meet with a spiritual director who listens reflectively with you and assists you with “noticing” how God is present in your life. “[Spiritual} directors do not create relationships between God and their directees, they simply foster these relationships so that they may deepen and grow.” (WA Barry and WJ Connolly) To schedule an appointment, please call Sister Joan Pokorny, OSB, 503 949-6284.
Use the labyrinths for your walking meditation.
+ Indoor labyrinth located in Agatha Hall, Hospitality Center.
+ Outdoor labyrinth located at the west end of the Shalom building in the grass.
You can enjoy delicious meals (catered by the staff of Bon Appetit) in the monastery dining room.
The monastery library is available for your use. Books may be used while you are on retreat. Small libraries of books are also found in the guest house “cottages” – Sebastian, Gertrude, Benedict, Scholastica houses – as well as in Marmion Hall across the street from the monastery.
More reasons to stay...
Nestled in the scenic Willamette Valley
Home of the nationally famous Mt. Angel Oktoberfest
Convenient travel from Portland International Airport (PDX)
Scenic points nearby...
St Mary Catholic Church (revival Gothic style church)
Mount Angel Abbey
Oregon Wine Country (30 minutes)
Silver Falls State Park (45 minutes)
Pacific Ocean Beaches (1.5 hours)