ACLS Retreat 2023

ACLS is delighted to announce that our 2023 ACLS Retreat will take place in person, August 17-20, at Mount Angel Abbey, St. Benedict, Oregon. Our keynote speaker is noted architectural scholar, Michael Crosbie presenting on “The Design of Multi-generational Worship Spaces”.

The recently renovated and expanded Benedict Guesthouse and Retreat Center of Mount Angel Abbey has conference and meeting rooms with plenty of room for quiet space, small break-out groups, and receptions.

Participants are also invited to join the Benedictine Community in their worship services. Tour the Library, a world-renowned building designed by Finnish architect, Alvar Aalto. Visit the library’s extensive collection of Medieval Illuminated Manuscripts from Abbey’s collection of rare books. Enjoy the fruit of the community’s Brewery or spend quiet time walking the capacious grounds.

Our keynote speaker is Michael Crosbie, for many years the editor of Faith & Form and the driving force behind their Art and Architecture Awards. He brings his years of experience to his presentation on the design of multi-generational worship spaces.

Registration & Deposit

To indicate your interest in attending the retreat, please email Gale Francione ([email protected]) and make a non-refundable deposit of $75.00 by May 15th, 2023.

Deposit (due May 15th): $75.00

Balance (due June 30th):

  • Single room for 3 nights if paid by Check: $570.00
  • Double (double bed) room for 3 nights if paid by Check: $765.00


Pay by Check

Make check out to “ACLS” & mail to:

ACLS Retreat 2023
c/o Martin DeSapio
ACLS Treasurer
270 South Main Street, Suite 300
Flemington, NJ 08822.


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