Saint Meinrad Archabbey

A catholic monastery devoted to the teachings of St. Benedict

A Monastic Observance

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You're likely to have lots of questions about what monks do, how they live and work, what they do for fun and how prayer shapes the rhythm of their days.

If you're curious about whether this lifestyle might be right for you, come and visit us. Roman Catholic men who are single and interested in learning more about living the Benedictine commitment to prayer and work can experience the community life during a scheduled visit.

A formal come-and-see experience, "A Monastic Observance," is scheduled each year from December 28 - January 1.

At other times during the year, it is also possible and encouraged to make a visit, staying in the Guest House and Retreat Center. During your visit, you will have an opportunity to witness and participate in monastic life, learning about day-to-day life and praying alongside the monks. You'll discover firsthand about Saint Meinrad's work and its long tradition of service to the Catholic Church.

To find out more or to sign up, please call (812) 357-6381 or email

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