Saint Meinrad Archabbey

A catholic monastery devoted to the teachings of St. Benedict

Come and See Weekends

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Saint Meinrad Archabbey offers several "Come & See" weekends throughout the year, offering single Catholic men, ages 18-35, a chance to discern a possible monastic vocation.

Our upcoming Come & See Weekends are:

September 23 - 25, 2016

March 17 - 19, 2017

Participants stay in the monastery guest house, eat and pray with the monastic community, participate in morning work periods and sit in on afternoon conferences by monks on different aspects of the monastic life.

If you are interested in learning more, or registering for any of these Come & See Weekends, email vocations@saintmeinrad.org or call 812-357-6318.

Here is a schedule of what you might expect during your visit:

Friday
Arrive by Vespers (5:00 CST)

5:00 - Vespers in the Archabbey Church
6:00 - Supper with community followed by Introductions
7:00 - Compline
7:30 - Juniorate Recreation

Saturday
5:30 - Vigils & Lauds
6:15 - Breakfast
7:30 - Mass
9:00 - Tour - morning free
12:00 Midday Prayer followed by lunch
1:15 - Conference I: Introduction to the Monastic Life
3:30 - Conference II: Thoughts on Discerning a Religious Vocation
5:00 - Vespers
6:00 - Supper
6:30 - Community Recreation
7:00 - Compline
7:30 - Recreation

Sunday
6:30 - Breakfast
7:15 - Vigils & Lauds
9:30 - Mass
11:00 - Opportunities for meeting with Vocation Director
12:00 - Midday Prayer
12:15 - Lunch

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