Saint Meinrad Archabbey

A catholic monastery devoted to the teachings of St. Benedict

Rest in peace, Br. Philip. Read more about our brother, Br. Philip, who died on April 16 at this link:

This past Saturday we had a pizza lunch at the UnStable. Fr. Prior Kurt, Br. Martin, Br. Justin (from Togo), Br. James and Br. Jean served up some tasty pies, much to the delight of the monastic community.

After conversation with Archbishop Joseph Tobin, and following his consultation with the Archdiocesan Personnel Committee, Archabbot Justin will be joining the staff at Bishop Simon Brute College Seminary as vice-rector, starting next school year. Alumnus of our seminary, Fr. Joe Moriarty, will serve as rector of the seminary while current rector (and alumnus of our seminary), Fr. Bob Robeson, will take on parish work.

Fr. Noel had a retreat, "Living Virtuously: Exploring Christian Values," last weekend through our Guest House retreats.

Bishop Peter Libasci (another alumnus of our seminary) of Manchester, New Hampshire, ordained to the diaconate one of our visiting Benedictines, Br. Stephen Lawson, last weekend. Congratulations, Br. Stephen, and to that of your community of St. Anselm Abbey (who also celebrated their feast day this week!).

A handful of monks played in the seminary softball tournament this past weekend. We sure have had some nice weather here most of the past week!

The weather has been accommodating to our bees, too. Recently, Br. Simon was interviewed by The Herald out of Jasper about his "buzzing" into beekeeping. A link to the story:

Our Monte Cassino Shrine pilgrimages will soon be upon us. Check out this link for a list of presenters and their topics:

To close, some inspiration from our prayer intentions overheard at Office this week:

That the life-giving Cross be a sure anchor amid the storms of this life.

And, that we bear one another's burdens with patience and compassion, just as Christ Jesus has borne our sins and carried our sorrows.

Let us pray to the Lord.

Each day the monks of Saint Meinrad Archabbey write another page in the long history of Benedictine monks throughout the world. Here are recent events chronicled at Saint Meinrad.