Wednesday, March 11, 2020
In conjunction with the Archdiocese of Seattle, Saint Martin’s Abbey will indefinitely suspend public Masses and all public prayer times in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The Abbey Church and Abbey Guest House buildings are closed to the public until further notice. Please feel free to contact us for questions, comments, or concerns here: https://stmartinsabbey.org/contact/
Please remember to pray for those affected with the virus and those who treat them.
A Message from the Abbot
Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Dear Abbey Community,
After 27 years as the major superior of Saint Martin’s Abbey and the chancellor of Saint Martin’s University, I have decided to retire effective May 31, 2020. It has been my privilege to serve both the abbey and the university these last 27 years, but I am tired! I need to step down and allow someone younger to take the reins and move forward with the university and the abbey.
It has been wonderful to see what has happened to our community and campus over the years, and it greatly pleases me that I have been a small part of that. Please know that you are in my heart and prayers.
The monks are in discernment about the future leadership of our abbey community. We will share next steps soon.
Blessings and More,
Abbot Neal Roth, OSB
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Although the threat level for coronavirus is currently low, we are monitoring its developments closely. In conjunction with the Archdiocese of Seattle, we ask that our guests help us to take the following precautions at liturgies to keep our community safe:
- Avoid touching or holding hands, especially during the Sign of Peace and the Our Father.
- Please be willing to receive Holy Communion on the hand, rather than the tongue.
- Our holy water font will be emptied, for the time being.
- We will only be administering the Body of Christ at Eucharist.
Please join us in prayer for those affected with the virus and those who treat them.