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Masks Optional

March 12, 2022

Following the guidelines from the State of Washington and the Archdiocese of Seattle, effective immediately, masks will no longer be required for abbey liturgies and abbey programs taking place in the church. However, Saint Martin’s University will continue to follow guidelines from the Department of Health for Higher Education, and will continue to require masks inside university buildings and the abbey church during university functions (such as student Mass) until further guidance is given.

It has been a long two years, and navigating the ever-changing climate of pandemic society has not been easy, but the monks of Saint Martin’s want to thank you for persevering, praying, and having patience with us along the way. Some may choose to continue wearing masks, and we respect those who do so—may we all continue to be mindful of each other and take precautions to stay healthy, peaceful, and holy as we journey together toward Easter.

Abbatial Election of Abbot Marion

Abbot Marion, the ninth abbot of Saint Martin’s Abbey

Monday, July 6, 2020

It is with great joy that the monks of Saint Martin’s Abbey announce the election of our ninth abbot, Abbot Marion Qui-Thac Nguyen. Abbot Marion was ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of Seattle in 2004 before joining Saint Martin’s Abbey, making his first profession of monastic vows on August 15th, 2013. Please join us in giving thanks to the Holy Spirit for guiding our community in the process of finding this most worthy successor to Abbot Neal Roth and let us also give thanks for his many years of service as we begin a new chapter for Saint Martin’s Abbey.

Thank you and God bless,

Br. Nicolaus Wilson O.S.B., Prior, Saint Martin’s Abbey.

Saint Martin's Abbey Coat of Arms
Saint Martin’s Abbey Coat of Arms

Mass Times

Regular Mass Times

Sunday: 11 a.m.
Monday through Saturday: 8 a.m.

Liturgy of the Hours

Morning Prayer: 8 a.m.
Evening Prayer: 5 p.m.

Monday through Saturday
Morning Prayer: 6:25 a.m.
Noon Prayer: 12 p.m.
Evening Prayer: 5 p.m.

View our whole prayer schedule

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Saint Martin's Abbey

The Benedictine Abbey of Saint Martin's, founded in Lacey, Washington in 1895 as a monastery of the American Cassinese Congregation, is a community of Roman Catholic men dedicated to providing Christian witness in the Pacific Northwest through its monastic life of prayer and work, education and service to the Church. Saint Martin's Abbey fulfills its mission through liturgical prayer and worship, through its support of Saint Martin's University and through its pastoral service to the local Church.
Saint Martin's Abbey
Saint Martin's Abbey
This weekend, we hosted four young men on a vocation discernment retreat. The Holy Spirit has been working in these men for some time now, and during their time with us, they had a joyful and peaceful retreat. Please continue to pray for these four men and for vocations to our community and to the whole Church!

#prayforvocations #vocations #monasticlife #discernment
Jenn Raacke
Jenn Raacke is with Brooke Raacke and 2 others.
Celebrating 23 wonderful years today! I love you, John Raacke, and the amazing family we created ❤️

A special thanks to the Saint Martin's Abbey for making today a treasured celebration of our vocation!

#LIVEWITHHEART #benedictinecharism #anniversary #cheerstolove
Saint Martin's University
Saint Martin's University
Last Monday, Saint Martin's Abbey invited community members to join them in celebrating the feast of Saint Benedict of Nursia.

Like our founders, Saint Martin's Abbey, a Catholic Benedictine Order, Saint Martin's University is guided by our Benedictine heritage. The values described in St. Benedict of Nursia’s guide, The Rule of St. Benedict, are practiced by all members of our community. They can be felt in every building, in every office, in every classroom where the members of the Saint Martin’s community live in service to one another and the world around them. At Saint Martin’s, students, faculty, and staff think, pray, act, and live with heart. ❤️

Thank you Br. Damien-Joseph Rappuhn for sharing these photos!

For more information on our Catholic Benedictine tradition visit:

#SaintsLiveWithHeart #GoSaints #LiveWithHeart #Bvals