Official Name O L. of Guadalupe Abbey


Country USA

City Carlton, OR

Address 9200 NE Abbey Rd

Postcode 97111-9666

Contact Information

Telephone [1] (503) 852-7174

Fax [1] (503) 852-0193

Community Email [email protected]


Superior Dom Peter McCarthy, Abbot 1994

Other Information

Juridical Status Abbey

Diocese Archidioecesis Portlandensis in Oregon (Portland in Oregon)


Founded/Restored 1948


Founded by Spencer (“the Valley”) at Pecos NM in 1948; raised to the status of abbey in 1950; transferred to Oregon in 1955.


1951, 24 January: blessing of first abbot.

1952: Because the community is not able to make a living where it is, the general chapter gives its authorization to transfer to another location

1953: A property is purchased in Oregon.

1954: The property is prepared and a temporary monastery built.

1955, 1 March: The community travels to Oregon by air.

1970 New industries: Bindery and Carpentry shop

1977 New Guesthouse Units: the Blessing.

1981 New industry: Fruitcakes

1992 New meditation hall finished: Bethany House

1994 New Industry: Wine Warehouse

2007,  8 December: Blessing of new church

Father Immediate


Daughter Houses

Redwoods (since 1969) ; New Melleray (Delegate since 2018); Tarrawarra (since 2022)

Past Superiors

Columban HAWKINS — Superior — ?/12/1947 – 23/11/1950
Columban HAWKINS — Abbot — 23/11/1950 – 20/07/1969
Benedict GRIESEMER — Abbot — 04/08/1969 – 09/11/1973
Bernard McVEIGH — Sup. ad nutum — 20/11/1973 – 04/11/1974
Bernard McVEIGH — Abbot — 04/11/1974 – 05/01/1994

Work and Sources of Income

Bookbinding, forestry, fruitcakes, wine shop.

Guest Facilities

5 cottages (double occupancy): four are used for retreatants and 1 for monks’ families. The guests eat in the dining room of the old guesthouse and are served the same food as the monks. Individual retreats are normally for one week. A group retreat is organized once per month.


Airport : Portland, Oregon.


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