Saint Meinrad Archabbey

A catholic monastery devoted to the teachings of St. Benedict

Holy Door of Mercy

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Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy

December 8, 2015 - November 20, 2016

Pope Francis has declared a Jubilee Year of Mercy, offering an opportunity for Catholics to receive a plenary indulgence during this special time.

This is a time for the Church to rediscover the meaning of the mission entrusted to her by the Lord on the day of Easter: to be a sign and an instrument of the Father's mercy," the pope declared.

Plenary Indulgence for Jubilee Year of Mercy

Indianapolis Archbishop Joseph W. Tobin, CSsR, designated Saint Meinrad's Archabbey Church as one of two churches in the archdiocese that Catholics may visit to receive a plenary indulgence established by the Holy See for the jubilee year.

To receive an indulgence during the Jubilee Year of Mercy:

  • Pass through the doors of mercy of the pilgrimage church.

  • Make a profession of faith in the church (either the Apostles' or Nicene Creed).

  • Pray for the pope's intentions and the pope himself.

  • Meditate on mercy while receiving Communion during a period 20 days before or after visiting the pilgrimage church.

  • Participate in the sacrament of penance during a period 20 days before or after visiting the pilgrimage church.

Holy Door

The Holy Door at Saint Meinrad's Archabbey Church is the northernmost door of the main entrance. It is distinguished by artwork created by Saint Meinrad monk Br. Martin Erspamer, OSB.

His design features five glass panels that form the shape of a cross in the door's window panes. The top panel depicts Pope Francis' coat of arms and the central panel shows the Lamb of God. The other panels are angels looking toward the center panel.

Prayer and Mass Times in the Archabbey Church

Guests are welcome to join the monks for prayer and Mass in the Archabbey Church.

  Monday-Saturday Sunday/Feast Days
Morning Prayer 5:30 a.m 7:15 a.m.
Mass 7:30 a.m. 9:30 a.m.
Noon Prayer 12:00 p.m. 12:00 p.m.
Evening Prayer 5:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m.
Compline 7:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.