Vocations Office

Br_Zachary_Wilberding_sm.jpgHello and welcome.  The Rule of Saint Benedict calls for each guest to be welcomed as Christ and I hope that you have felt welcomed on your visit to our website.  As the vocation director for Saint Meinrad Archabbey I am called to minister to men who are interested in discerning a monastic vocation.  A religious vocation is a mysterious thing and often arises very gently as a fleeting thought, or a subtle tug of the heart.  Very few people, if any, have the experience of Saint Paul who was struck blind by a celestial light and literally heard the voice of Jesus calling him.  One holy monk whom I know described a vocation as like "a song you can't get out of your head."  At the oddest times you just keep hearing that tune.  If you are feeling that gentle tug or hearing that song I invite you to contact me to explore the monastic vocation further.  This exploration may be done through an in-person visit, a phone conversation, emails, or through all of these media.

As to discernment I think there are several important steps to be taken:

May God bless you as you seek the path that leads to the heavenly kingdom.

Brother Zachary Wilberding, OSB Vocation Director
Saint Meinrad Archabbey
100 Hill Drive
St. Meinrad, IN  47577
Cell:  812-686-8919