Abbot Martin Marty Guild
Membership in the
Abbot Martin Marty Guild is reserved for individuals who make an
unrestricted gift of $1,000 or more to Saint Meinrad in a given
year. Membership is renewable annually with a gift of $1,000 or
The Einsiedeln Society
Einsiedeln Society, established in 1988, recognizes individuals who
have a made a special commitment to support Saint Meinrad in
perpetuity, by building its endowment or making memorial or planned
after the first abbot of Saint Meinrad, the Abbot Martin Marty
Guild was begun in 1992 to recognize individuals who have taken a
leadership role in supporting the work of Saint Meinrad with
annual, unrestricted gifts of $1,000 or more.
The program year runs from September 1 through August 31.
Membership is renewable annually.
The Abbot Martin Marty Guild consists of four donor levels:
$1,000 - $2,499
$2,500 - $4,999
$5,000 - $9,999
$10,000 or more
Members of the Abbot Martin Marty Guild:
- Receive the satisfaction of knowing they are leaders in
supporting the prayer and work of Saint Meinrad.
- Are invited to an Annual Day of Recollection held at Saint
Meinrad each fall.
- Will be listed in the annual Honor Roll of donors (members may
request to remain anonymous).
- Are remembered daily in prayer by the monks of Saint Meinrad.
Benefactors are especially remembered as the monastic community
gathers for Vespers on the Annual Day of Recollection.
New members also receive a special medallion, engraved with
their name, that symbolizes their membership in the Abbot Martin
To become a member of the Abbot Martin Marty Guild, make a gift
now using our Online Giving Form.
The Society is named after the Abbey of Maria
Einsiedeln in Switzerland, the Benedictine monastery that founded
Saint Meinrad more than 150 years ago.
Two monks from the mother abbey came to rural, southern Indiana
in the 1850s and bought land to start a new foundation. Their
efforts sowed the seed of Benedictine holiness in a new and
Lifetime membership in The Einsiedeln Society is offered to
those who invest in the future of Saint Meinrad by:
- Remembering Saint Meinrad in their will,
- Making a planned gift to Saint Meinrad (a trust, gift annuity,
insurance policy, retirement plan beneficiary designation, etc.),
- Making an outright or cumulative gift of $5,000 or more for a
specific endowment purpose.
With a gift of $10,000 or more, you can name a specific
endowment fund for the purpose or memorial designation of your
Each June, members of The Einsiedeln Society are invited to
Saint Meinrad to attend Vespers and enjoy dinner and a program.
Daily, the monks remember the Society's members in prayer,
particularly on July 16, the Feast of Our Lady of Einsiedeln, the
patroness of the Archabbey Church.
To find out more about making a planned gift, contact Barb Balka
at firstname.lastname@example.org or (800)