Saint Meinrad Archabbey

A catholic monastery devoted to the teachings of St. Benedict

Monk Profiles

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Here are brief profiles of some members of the Saint Meinrad monastic community.

Fr. Luke Waugh, OSB


Head shot of Fr. Luke Waugh, OSBTitle: Director of Enrollment
Hometown: Roanoke, VA
Born October 1964
Professed January 20, 2010
Ordained June 7, 2015

Prior Work/Life Experience:
I previously worked for a high tech manufacturing company in Roanoke, Virginia, where I was involved with product quality assurance, manufacturing, and testing equipment, automation and information systems. I was raised a Baptist and entered the Catholic Church in 2004.

Education History:
Computer Science from Radford University; Master of Divinity from Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology.

Work in the Monastery:
I currently work as director of enrollment for the Seminary and School of Theology at Saint Meinrad.

Other Interests:
Before I came to the monastery, I was active in the Kairos prison ministry. Kairos is an intense four-day retreat held inside of prisons. I was also active in my parish, in the RCIA program, high school catechist and Children's Liturgy of the Word programs.

What Attracted Me to Monastic Life:
The monastic life had a lot to do with me returning to Christ. The public and private prayer life of the monastery is so rich and full. The soul is at rest when it is totally dedicated to serving God. The monastery provides me with the perfect setting for finding, serving, and worshiping God