Saint Meinrad Seminary & School of Theology

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Year In Pictures: 2012

by Krista Hall

When I live day to day, it's often hard to see God's hand working in my life. It's only when I step back and look over a span of time, I realize I'm exactly where God planned for me to be.

Lately I've been looking back through all the photographs taken in 2012. God's hand is extremely evident in these photos. They show the many blessings received at Saint Meinrad this year and the many lives that were touched through experiences on the Hill. The photos show happy times and memories and even some sad times too.

Most of all, the photographs show that we keep moving into the future and Saint Meinrad continues to grow and change according to God's plans.

Please enjoy this slide show of some of my favorite photos from 2012.

Fr. Meinrad Brune, OSB, oblate director, applauds the newly invested oblate novices and the oblates who made their oblation promises on March 21 in the Chapter Room at Saint Meinrad.

Fr. Meinrad Brune, OSB, oblate director, applauds the newly invested oblate novices and the oblates who made their oblation promises on March 21 in the Chapter Room at Saint Meinrad.

On April 14, 2012, John Francis Kamwendo of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis and Jeffrey Todd Nance of the diocese of Tulsa were ordained deacons by Most Reverend Christopher Coyne in the Archabbey Church.

On April 14, 2012, John Francis Kamwendo of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis and Jeffrey Todd Nance of the diocese of Tulsa were ordained deacons by Most Reverend Christopher Coyne in the Archabbey Church.

On April 14, 2012, John Francis Kamwendo of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis and Jeffrey Todd Nance of the diocese of Tulsa were ordained deacons by Most Reverend Christopher Coyne in the Archabbey Church.

On April 14, 2012, John Francis Kamwendo of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis and Jeffrey Todd Nance of the diocese of Tulsa were ordained deacons by Most Reverend Christopher Coyne in the Archabbey Church.

A participant in the Institute for Priests and Presbyterates World Priests Program played the piano in the St. Joseph Oratory before Mass on April 19.

A participant in the Institute for Priests and Presbyterates World Priests Program played the piano in the St. Joseph Oratory before Mass on April 19.

A participant in the Institute for Priests and Presbyterates World Priests Program prayed during Mass in the St. Joseph Oratory on April 19.

A participant in the Institute for Priests and Presbyterates World Priests Program prayed during Mass in the St. Joseph Oratory on April 19.

On April 25, 2012, seminarian Adam Ahern, seated, helped children ages 6-17 with their homework at the Boys and Girls Club of Evansville.

On April 25, 2012, seminarian Adam Ahern, seated, helped children ages 6-17 with their homework at the Boys and Girls Club of Evansville.

Lay Degree students lined up to process into the Archabbey Church for graduation in May.

Lay Degree students lined up to process into the Archabbey Church for graduation in May.

Bishop Paul Etienne of the Diocese of Cheyenne participated in the graduation Mass in the Archabbey Church in May.

Bishop Paul Etienne of the Diocese of Cheyenne participated in the graduation Mass in the Archabbey Church in May.

Lay Degree students celebrated outside the Archabbey Church after graduation.

Lay Degree students celebrated outside the Archabbey Church after graduation.

Archabbot Bonaventure Knaebel, OSB, congratulated oblates Helen Haggard, center, and Jerry Gorup, right, after they made their oblation in the Archabbey Church in June.

Archabbot Bonaventure Knaebel, OSB, congratulated oblates Helen Haggard, center, and Jerry Gorup, right, after they made their oblation in the Archabbey Church in June.

Fr. Godfrey Mullen, OSB, gave high-fives to the college ministerial interns after they scored a goal in the Ultimate Frisbee game against "One Bread, One Cup" participants on June 14.

Fr. Godfrey Mullen, OSB, gave high-fives to the college ministerial interns after they scored a goal in the Ultimate Frisbee game against "One Bread, One Cup" participants on June 14.

Fr. Simeon Daly, OSB, played "Someone Was There" for an audience of "One Bread, One Cup" participants in June. Fr. Simeon passed away on November 10.

Fr. Simeon Daly, OSB, played "Someone Was There" for an audience of "One Bread, One Cup" participants in June. Fr. Simeon passed away on November 10.

"One Bread, One Cup" participants worshiped through music during Mass in June.

"One Bread, One Cup" participants worshiped through music during Mass in June.

Fr. Denis Robinson, OSB, paused for a moment while giving a conference during the Alumni Reunion in July.

Fr. Denis Robinson, OSB, paused for a moment while giving a conference during the Alumni Reunion in July.

Monks gather at the altar during the first profession of Novice Anushka on August 6.

Monks gather at the altar during the first profession of Novice Anushka on August 6.

The hot, dry summer led to a beautiful fall at Saint Meinrad Archabbey.

The hot, dry summer led to a beautiful fall at Saint Meinrad Archabbey.

Seminarians Juan Guido, Frank Lona, Mario Jacobo and Julio Barrera represented Mexico with tacos and tequila during the Around the World party in October.

Seminarians Juan Guido, Frank Lona, Mario Jacobo and Julio Barrera represented Mexico with tacos and tequila during the Around the World party in October.

Seminarians celebrate after winning a soccer tournament at Saint Meinrad Archabbey in October. Photo by seminarian Doug Hunter.

Seminarians celebrate after winning a soccer tournament at Saint Meinrad Archabbey in October. Photo by seminarian Doug Hunter.

The dry, hot summer led to a beautiful fall at the Monte Cassino Shrine.

The dry, hot summer led to a beautiful fall at the Monte Cassino Shrine.

Monks process to the Archabbey Cemetary during the All Souls ceremony on November 2.

Monks process to the Archabbey Cemetary during the All Souls ceremony on November 2.

Br. Zachary Wilberding, OSB, from left, Br. Philipp Steiner, OSB, and Br. Macario Martinez-Arjona, OSB, sang during the funeral of Fr. Simeon Daly, OSB, in November.

Br. Zachary Wilberding, OSB, from left, Br. Philipp Steiner, OSB, and Br. Macario Martinez-Arjona, OSB, sang during the funeral of Fr. Simeon Daly, OSB, in November.

Students, faculty, co-workers and family participated in the Saint Nicholas Banquet on December 6.

Students, faculty, co-workers and family participated in the Saint Nicholas Banquet on December 6.

Fr. Peter Marshall sautes vegetables during an Institute for Priests and Presbyterates program in September.

Fr. Peter Marshall sautes vegetables during an Institute for Priests and Presbyterates program in September.

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