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. Anthony Vinson, OSB


Head shot of Fr. Anthony Vinson, OSBTitle: Director of Pastoral Formation and Parish Priest
Born: 1975
Professed: August 6, 2001
Prior Work/Life Experience: I was a university student up until the time I joined the monastery.

Education History: 

  • BS in public relations from Northwest Missouri State University;
  • MA Catholic Thought and Life, Saint Meinrad School of Theology;
  • MDiv Saint Meinrad School of Theology;

Work in the Monastery:
Administrator St. Meinrad (St. Meinrad) and St. Boniface (Fulda) Parishes; Director of Pastoral Formation at Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology; Assistant Monastery Vocations Director; Wood Chop Committee; Apiarist 

Other Interests:
I enjoy reading books by Tom Brown Jr., spending time outdoors, traveling, working in re-forestation efforts, serving the underprivileged in the local area, beekeeping, studying and presenting in the areas of leadership development and parliamentary procedure, and riding my bike.

Favorite Memory:
Witnessing my first solemn monastic profession and my first Christmas in the monastery.

What Attracted Me to Monastic Life:
I was attracted to the rhythm found in monastic life and the opportunity to live and pray with others.  Also, having the occasion to live life congruent to the liturgical life set by the Church.