Marten Homiletics Lab
Homiletics has long been a priority at Saint Meinrad. Homiletics
labs include two new chapel-like rooms with remote-control video
cameras controlled from a centrally located television control
room, facilitating the videotaping of students while practicing
preaching and liturgical presiding skills. The control room also
contains digital tape decks, a digital editing system, duplicating
facilities and more.
The facility also includes three seminar rooms equipped with a
large monitor, facilities for video/DVD projection, and Internet
connection, as well as nearby practice rooms containing a
remote-control monitor/VCR/camera set-up, allowing students to
practice preaching and other presentations at any time of the
Mader Learning Center
The Mader Learning Center is available to assist students in
mastering both fundamental and advanced reading and writing skills.
The director of the Center and trained student assistants offer
skills development in both individual settings and interactive
Special programs are designed for students whose second language
is English. The Center also provides computer software, assessment
tools and other resources to help students develop English language
skills. The Mader Learning Center is open during the fall and
spring semesters and January Interterm.
Programs for English as a Second Language (ESL)
Students are required to achieve an acceptable score on an
English proficiency exam before beginning theological studies.
Meeting that goal may require a semester or summer of intensive
English study before being admitted to formal theological studies
at Saint Meinrad. Even after a seminarian begins theological
studies, a weekly tutorial may be required of the student to
continue improving his facility with English.