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Elyria, Ohio
Benedictine Brewery

The Monks opened a brewery on the Mt. Angel Monestary property about 2 months ago. Went there with... read more

Reviewed 19 November 2018
Clackamas, Oregon
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1 Abbey Dr, Saint Benedict, OR 97373-9700
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Here is a unique destination that offers a rewarding experience to a multitude of interests. Who would imagine a monastery or Abbey to be so enriching whether your personal preference is classical or liturgical music, architectural design, natural beauty, festivals featuring exceptional hospitality, spiritual inspiration,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 19 November 2018 via mobile

The Monks opened a brewery on the Mt. Angel Monestary property about 2 months ago. Went there with friends for a birthday, and had a great time. Sarah and Jenny were pouring/serving, and they made the exprience that much better. We had a lot of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 15 November 2018

We were at the brewery opening event end of September. Interesting experience. There was live music, food,and beers. We tried: Black Habit, Belgian Dark Strong Ale, St. Benedict, Farmhouse Ale, St. Michael, Munich Helles. All lovely (quality beers). Beers very belgian-esque (close to Belgian trappist...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 28 September 2018

We know the First Prior here for many years. A wonderful guy and monk. he exudes goodness and holiness yet a real down to earth guy. We went to vespers to pray with the other monks. They were proud to have just had five take...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 19 September 2018

I inquired at the Oktoberfest Information booth about the Abbey. The girl there told me it was about a miles walk up E Church Street. She said that there was a shuttle that went up to the Abbey, but it isn’t all that far and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 6 August 2018

Went here for the summer classical music event which coincidentally fell during an Oregon vacation. It was a bit off the beaten path from our original wine country destination but worth the drive. During the event (3 days), the monks would sponsor community vespers, organ...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

The church is beautiful with a large organ, statues, and a huge bell tower visible from 10 miles away. Mass is solemn with the priests and monks chanting during mass. My sons baccalaureate and graduation masses were held here in the lower room of the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 2 July 2018

We went to see the boar hair ball in the museum. Weird right? But totally worth it! the museum is free, you can make a donation if you want. There is a lot more to see here than the hair ball. Plus there is the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Susan V
Reviewed 8 September 2017

Any lover of Bach should make an effort to attend the Bach Festival, held each summer at the Abbey. The monks are very hospitable and run the festival like a well-oiled machine. The food that is served between the first and second concerts has changed...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

This was our first time at the Bach festival, and we booked for next year before the first day was over. And we plan to go back agin before then The setting is perfect, perched above fertile Oregon farmland, and sheltered by tall cedars. Benedictine...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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To my knowledge, guided tours are not generally offered, a possible exception being when certain special events are in progress, such as the Abbey's annual Bach Festival or its annual St. Benedict Festival (both summertime... More