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. Paul Nord, OSB

Monk-Senior, Faculty

Title: Adjunct Instructor of Scripture
Born: 1975
Professed: August 6, 2003
Prior Work/Life Experience: I worked as a Chemical Engineer / Project Engineer for four years in Terre Haute (IN) and Chicago.

Education History:

  • SSL (Pontifical Biblical Institute, 2013)
  • MDiv (Saint Meinrad School of Theology, 2005)
  • MA (Saint Meinrad School of Theology, 2001)
  • BS (Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, 1997)

Fr. Paul is a monk of Saint Meinrad Archabbey since 2002, and was ordained priest in 2007. He worked as a Chemical Engineer in Terre Haute (IN) and Chicago before beginning priesthood formation at Saint Meinrad in 1999. He was Assistant Director and then Acting Director of Supervised Ministry for the seminarians for three years.

He studied at the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome, which was established by Pope Pius X in 1909 in response to advances in archeology, historical studies, and philology that contribute to our understanding of Sacred Scripture. He also studied for one semester at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. He is a member of the Catholic Biblical Association.

He is a native of Huntingburg, IN, and since 1844 his family has lived in the local area near Saint Meinrad, attending parishes served by the monks of Saint Meinrad and the Benedictine sisters of Ferdinand. He has had family members in both Benedictine monastic communities.