Saint Meinrad Archabbey

A catholic monastery devoted to the teachings of St. Benedict

January 22-28, 2016

The Spring Semester began this week with many monks and students returning to the classroom.

In case you were curious, here are the feast days of the newly professed monks:

Brother Simon-14 September

Brother Nathaniel-24 August

Brother Joel-13 July

Brother Jean-24 June

Archabbot Justin is at St. Joseph Abbey in Louisiana for a couple days for the Abbots' Workshop.

Lent is quickly approaching. Have you seen this about opportunities for the Sacrament of Reconciliation at Saint Meinrad? Click here.

Fr. Guy served as Mass Heb this week. Some excerpts from his homilies:

Monday, Conversion of St. Paul: Jesus does not announce himself with the title "Messiah" on the road to Damascus. How does Paul know this? Jesus knows Saul, and Saul learns that Jesus is speaking. He at once knows it is then the Messiah. Jesus disappears into the light, but he reappears to Paul in the light of his converted heart and mind. The suffering Jesus and the suffering Church are one whole Body of Christ. In his own persecution of Christians, Paul, as a paradox, makes the whole Christ visible. God's wisdom becomes evident.

Thursday, St. Thomas Aquinas: St. Thomas was known, above all, for his humility and friendship as noted in the Thomas Aquinas: A Portrait by Denys Turner. St. Thomas-as Dominican life demands-did not put himself in his text. He did not get in the way of what he wanted to teach. He put the love of God first as his priority. We are most friends to one another, like St. Thomas Aquinas, when we share truth with one another.

Fr. Thomas recently returned from the Swiss Abbey of Einsiedeln, where he gave a retreat to most of Saint Meinrad's Fourth Theology students. They celebrated the solemnity of our patron, St. Meinrad, there on January 21.

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.