Abbey Updates

The Monastic Community of Saint Martin’s Abbey announces the abbatial blessing of

From Abbot Marion’s Holy Card

The Monastic Community of Saint Martin’s Abbey Joyfully announces the abbatial blessing of ABBOT MARION QUI-THAC NGUYEN, O.S.B. as ninth abbot of Saint Martin’s Abbey.

Most Reverend Paul D. Etienne, D.D., S.T.L.
Archbishop of Seattle presiding
Saturday, August 15, 2020
Feast of the Assumption
2:00 p.m.
Saint Martin’s Abbey Church
Lacey, Washington

You are cordially invited to join us virtually via the streaming of the blessing at Log into Facebook before 2:00 p.m. and go to Saint Martin’s Abbey’s Facebook page to join the live streaming of the blessing.

Post pandemic, a formal welcome and reception will be announced via the Abbey website.

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

Covid-19 Updates

We’re currently not open to the public for mass, horarium, or private retreats on account of the Covid-19 pandemic. Please keep checking back and follow our Facebook page to receive future updates for reopening.

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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.
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Saint Martin's Abbey
Father Kilian update: surgery was successful and he is resting. He thanks each and every one of you for your prayers and loving support.
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Saint Martin's Abbey
Please keep Father Kilian in your prayer as he goes into surgery on Monday, April 12.

Father Kilian has been experiencing pain in his back. Thanks to the generosity of his colleagues in the Theology and Religious Studies department, who took over his courses for the semester, he was able to rest and prepare for this surgery.

Despite excruciating pain, Father Kilian has been exemplary in continuing to be present at communal prayer and Eucharist and remaining joyful and hopeful. We are grateful for your prayers for our confrère, the community and our apostolic ministry, Saint Martin’s University.
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Saint Martin's Abbey
Christ is risen!

May the life in the Spirit, won by Jesus’ death and resurrection, be with you and your loved ones.

Happy Easter!