Prayers for the dead – All Souls Day begins a month of remembrance

November 2021 Posted in Arts, Culture & History, Community, Other

For the Benedictine Sisters of Mount Angel, November is the prayer month for remembering the deceased. 

Starting with All Souls Day, Nov. 2, through the First Sunday of Advent, Nov. 28, the Sisters will include in their prayers a remembrance of the deceased: community members, loved ones, friends, alumni and oblates. They also welcome requests to pray for the deceased friends and loved ones of others. 

Anyone can make a request by emailing [email protected] or by calling 503-845-2556 and submitting the names to be included in the chapel’s prayer basket.

November also marks the return of monthly in-person workshops at Queen of Angels Monastery and the Queen of Angels Monastery after a prolonged COVID-19 caused hiatus. Vaccination, masks and social distancing are required for all those attending retreats and workshops in person.

“Ammas, Monks, Archetypes” presented by Father Stephen Harding Coffey, OSB Cam is the first, Nov. 5-7. 

The retreat will take a look at four 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. Registration is due by Nov. 2. To attend, 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 [email protected] 

Those interested can attend either by Zoom video conference, $99, or in person, $232, which includes retreat, meals and accommodations. Commuters can attend for $129, which includes retreat and three meals. Scholarships
are available.


Future retreats planned thru Queen of Angel Monastery and Shalom Prayer Center


The Story of Ruth and the Season of Advent presented by Nancy Hendricks

Saturday, Dec. 4, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. On-Site or Zoom $50 ($8.50 for lunch if in person)


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

Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. $65 includes lunch and materials


Making Contemplative Prayer Your Own Practice presented by Geoff Colvin, Ph.D. Saturday, Feb. 12, 2022,

9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. $70 includes Colvin’s new book, materials and lunch


Seeing the Environment Through the Lens of Spirituality

Saturday, April 23, 2022, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. $30 includes lunch

Scholarships are available for many programs. For information or registration, call 503 845-2556


Teilhard de Chardin’s Mass on the World

April 29 – May 1, 2022 3:30 – 5 p.m. Friday – 1 p.m. Sunday Zoom or in person
$99 Zoom; $232 in person for retreat, meals and accommodations


World Labyrinth Day

May 6, 2022, 1 p.m.


Exploring the Willamette Valley at Queen of Angels Monastery

Saturday, May 7, 2022, 9:30 – 3:30 p.m. $50 includes retreat and lunch

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