The Bells of Mount Angel Abbey

The Abbey’s peal of eight cast bronze bells is housed in the Tower of the Visitation. The six largest bells swing at their own pendular rate assisted by electric motors. The two smaller bells are stationary, sounding by means of a “doplar” interior strike clapper. All eight bells have bronze outside strike hammers, as well.

The bells were cast by the Petit & Fritsen Bell Foundry, the Royal Dutch Founder, Aarle-Rixtel, Holland, and installed by the Verdin Company of Cincinnati, Ohio in 2007.

The Bells

The Most Holy Trinity
8,030 lbs
Musical note of “A”

Our Lady of the Angels
4,730 lbs
Musical note of “C”

Saints Michael, Gabriel, Raphael & all Holy Angels
3,300 lbs
Musical note of “D”

Saint Joseph, Foster-Father of the Son of God
1,900 lbs
Musical note of “F”

Our Holy Father Saint Benedict and Saint Scholastica
1,408 lbs
Musical note of “G”

Saint Therese of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face
1,000 lbs
Musical note of “A”

Saint Gertrude the Great
583 lbs
Musical note of “C”

Saint Gregory the Great
407 lbs
Musical note of “D”