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Mount Angel Abbey's sign welcoming visitors at the base of Mount Angel

Mount Angel Abbey and Seminary is a community of Benedictine monks near the city of Mt. Angel, 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,[1] has its own post office separate from the city of Mt. Angel's—Saint Benedict.

The Seminary serves numerous western dioceses and currently has about 150 students. The make up of the seminary population is 40% white and 60% minorities, primarily Hispanic, Vietnamese, and Filipino.

The library at the abbey was designed by Finnish architect Alvar Aalto.


Mount Angel Abbey Museum

The Mount Angel Abbey Museum is a collection of assorted artifacts, including mounted animal dioramas, rocks and minerals, antique liturgical vestments and religious items, and American Civil War memorabilia. The museum is open to the public daily.

See also


  1. ^ McArthur, Lewis A.; Lewis L. McArthur (2003) [1928]. Oregon Geographic Names (Seventh Edition ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. pp. 836. ISBN 0-87595-277-1.  

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Mount Angel Abbey's church building. Photo shows construction underway in 2007 which added a tower and a ring of eight bells.

Coordinates: 45°03′25″N 122°46′28″W / 45.056971°N 122.774459°W / 45.056971; -122.774459



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