Saint Meinrad Seminary & School of Theology

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Month in Pictures: March & April 2015

by Krista Hall

At the beginning of March, it felt like spring would never arrive. Now at the end of April, the Saint Meinrad grounds are green and flowering, and there is a sense of summer and the end of the semester in the air.

One of the main Saint Meinrad events in March was the Saint Meinrad Day of Service. Participants in Wilmington, DE; Evansville, IN; Indianapolis, IN; St. Meinrad, IN; and Louisville, KY; served meals, cut wood, painted, built shelves and landscaped.

Other events in March include the blessing of the renovated spaces on the third floor of St. Bede Hall, an oblate retreat and the Lenten Song of Shadows concert in the St. Thomas Aquinas Chapel.

Two of my favorite events to photograph happened in April; seven seminarians were ordained deacons and the school held the Around the World party. These two events are so fun to photograph because they are happy occasions where people gather to celebrate an important achievement and culture. Saint Meinrad is located in a rural area, but it really is a hub of rich culture and diversity.

Pictures from March and April were taken by Novice Charles Peñalosa, Mary Jeanne Schumacher, seminarians Minu Vu and Jerry Pratt, and me. 

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