Saint Meinrad Archabbey

A catholic monastery devoted to the teachings of St. Benedict

Monastery Event

A Monastic Observance: A Come And See Experience

Thursday, December 27- Tuesday, January 1
Location: Saint Meinrad Archabbey


From Dec. 27 - Jan. 1, the monks of Saint Meinrad Archabbey offer men between the ages of 18 and 40 the opportunity to discern if they may be called to the Benedictine way of life. "A Monastic Observance" is a six-day experience of prayer, work and community-building, in which participants follow the daily horarium (schedule) of the monastery and interact with the monks.

Daily formation conferences presented by individual monks will cover topics related to monastic prayer, monastic work, the monastic vows, celibacy and the process of discernment. There will be opportunities to talk with those currently in formation about their experiences, to meet the novie/junior master and to visit with the director of vocations.

Accomodation will be provided in our Guest House and Retreat Center, which include private bathrooms. The noon and evening meals will be taken in the monastery refectory with the monks. Work periods will include both indoor and outdoor work.

For more information, contact the vocations office.