Vocations: More on Monastic Life

Mount Angel Abbey is a community of Benedictine Monks founded in 1882 from the Abbey of Engelberg in Switzerland. They 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,”  they dedicate themselves, under a Rule and an abbot to a life of prayer and work. They strive to support one another in community, to serve God, the Church, and the larger society. They do this as they celebrate the Holy Eucharist together, pray the Liturgy of the Hours five times daily in choir, and devote themselves to reading and silence.This video shows forth monastic life at Mount Angel Abbey, a Benedictine Abbey in Oregon.