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The Monastery

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Our Lady of Guadalupe Trappist Monastery

Founded in 1948 from Our Lady of the Valley in Pecos, New Mexico.
Moved to Oregon in 1955.

We, the monastic community of Our Lady of Guadalupe, are located in Oregon’s lush Willamette Valley. Presently, our community is comprised of 29 monks whose life experience expands over three generations. We are contemplative monks who, following the Rule of St. Benedict, live by the work of our own hands. Because of our contemplative nature, all four of our industries, bookbindery, bakery, wine warehouse, and forestry, lie within the enclosure.
It is important to us that we should be self-supporting, but our work does not dominate our life, rather it is our prayer that takes precedence. Our prayer consists of the daily Eucharist, chanting the Divine Office, private prayer, and lectio divina. For young men interested in vocational discernment, we do offer Monastic Life Retreats every other month.

 



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Br Clarence’s Funeral Homily

Br. Clarence Schneider, 1922-2016

On August 15th, 2016 our Br. Clarence died quietly while taking a walk in the infirmary.  On August 24th,...

A Monastic Life Experience: Jacob Hayden

Community News:

Our August 2016 Monastic Life Participant, Jacob Hayden, has graciously agreed to share with us some of his thoughts about our...

Br Clarence Schneider

Br. Clarence Schneider, 1922-2016

On August 15th, 2016, the solemnity of the Assumption, our Br. Clarence died quietly in our infirmary.  Br. Clarence...