The Spring Semester began this week with many monks and students
returning to the classroom.
In case you were curious, here are the feast days of the newly
Brother Simon-14 September
Brother Nathaniel-24 August
Brother Joel-13 July
Brother Jean-24 June
Archabbot Justin is at St. Joseph Abbey in Louisiana for a
couple days for the Abbots' Workshop.
Lent is quickly approaching. Have you seen this about
opportunities for the Sacrament of Reconciliation at Saint Meinrad?
Fr. Guy served as Mass Heb this week. Some excerpts from his
Monday, Conversion of St. Paul: Jesus does not
announce himself with the title "Messiah" on the road to Damascus.
How does Paul know this? Jesus knows Saul, and Saul learns that
Jesus is speaking. He at once knows it is then the Messiah. Jesus
disappears into the light, but he reappears to Paul in the light of
his converted heart and mind. The suffering Jesus and the suffering
Church are one whole Body of Christ. In his own persecution of
Christians, Paul, as a paradox, makes the whole Christ visible.
God's wisdom becomes evident.
Thursday, St. Thomas Aquinas: St. Thomas was
known, above all, for his humility and friendship as noted in the
Thomas Aquinas: A Portrait by Denys Turner. St. Thomas-as
Dominican life demands-did not put himself in his text. He did not
get in the way of what he wanted to teach. He put the love of God
first as his priority. We are most friends to one another, like St.
Thomas Aquinas, when we share truth with one another.
Fr. Thomas recently returned from the Swiss Abbey of Einsiedeln,
where he gave a retreat to most of Saint Meinrad's Fourth Theology
students. They celebrated the solemnity of our patron, St. Meinrad,
there on January 21.