Saint Meinrad Archabbey

A catholic monastery devoted to the teachings of St. Benedict

December 9-15, 2016

On Wednesday during Vespers, we had anointing of the sick for our confreres who so desired to receive this sacrament. Archabbot Kurt presided at Vespers and offered a brief homily. After Vespers, Archabbot Kurt and our monastery MC, Father Thomas, went to the infirmary to anoint our confreres there.

Brother Francis posted some new blog posts on his Path of Life blog: The Patience of Advent, Peace and Humility, The Christmas Challenge, and Monastic Chant and Advent Antiphons.

Brothers Joel and Kolbe released a new podcast related to Advent: O Advent, We Await your Antiphons. It is also available on iTunes by clicking this link or on SoundCloud.

In case you missed it, here is our Christmas liturgy and Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God schedules and some other information about Library and Gift Shop:

The public is welcome to join the Benedictine monks of Saint Meinrad Archabbey, St. Meinrad, IN, as they celebrate Christmas in the Archabbey Church. All times are Central Time.

On Christmas Eve, Saturday, December 24, vigils will begin at 7 p.m. and Mass will be celebrated at 10 p.m.

The Mass of Christmas Day will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, December 25.

Mass is celebrated each day in the Archabbey Church at 7:30 a.m. Monday through Saturday and at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday and feast days. However, during the Christmas season, Mass will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Monday and Tuesday, December 26 and 27.

The Mass on Sunday, January 1, for the solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, will begin at 9:30 a.m.

Also, the Archabbey Library will be closed December 23-26 and January 1-2. The Saint Meinrad Archabbey Gift Shop will be closed December 24, 25, 31 and January 1.

May peace continue to reign in your hearts this Advent. Let us pray for one another.

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.