Saint Meinrad Archabbey

A catholic monastery devoted to the teachings of St. Benedict

March 25-31, 2016

Did you hear about our new podcast? Our Echoes from the Bell Tower podcast launched on Thursday. Here is a link to the first podcast about none other than the importance (and the comical stories) about ringing the bells at Saint Meinrad.

We installed two new beehives this week. We now have three beehives. It might take a full season, however, for our two new hives to bear honey.

Fr. Subprior Guerric presided at Mass on Tuesday, and Fr. Luke took over as Mass heb the rest of the week.

Br. Francis posted some new blog posts, including a funny story about a feline visitor during the Easter Vigil.

Many guests took advantage of our making available opportunities for sacramental reconciliation on the Saturdays and Sundays of Lent. A number of our confreres who were involved in this suggested we extend the practice a while longer in this Jubilee Year of Mercy - and so we will continue to make confession available at the Guest House Chapel at 10:30 on Saturdays and at 8:15 on Sundays, at least through this Easter season. There are 12 confrere-confessors who make this possible.

At table, we are reading excerpts from various authors on monastic life and leadership as we prepare for our abbatial election on June 2.

To close, a scripture reading in light of Easter:

Hebrews 7:24-27

Jesus, because he remains forever, has a priesthood which does not pass away. Therefore he is always able to save those who approach God through him, since he forever lives to make intercession for them. It was fitting that we should have such a high priest: holy, innocent, undefiled, separated from sinners, higher than the heavens. Unlike the other high priests, he has no need to offer sacrifice day after day, first for his own sins and then for those of the people; he did that once for all when he offered himself.

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.