Saint Meinrad Archabbey

A catholic monastery devoted to the teachings of St. Benedict

August 28 - September 3, 2017

On Monday, August 28, we observed the 30-day remembrance of Father Barnabas. We offered the Eucharist for his intention. May his soul and all the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace.

Novice Joseph wrote an article for Church Life Journal: Dissecting Jesus

The monk-seminarians started their spirituality week in the seminary this week. Spirituality week is a mix of morning and afternoon sessions on various topics related to the spiritual life of students in the Philosophy (2 years) and Theology (4 years) programs.

A reminder from Archabbot Kurt about a special anniversary we remembered on Saturday:

This Saturday, September 2, is the 130th anniversary of the Great Fire. We thank God for preserving us from fire and other natural disasters, and ask for his continued protection through the intercession of Our Lady of Einsiedeln. We also keep in prayer Brother Benjamin and his fellow firemen and first responders, our nursing and infirmary staffs, our security personnel, and all who offer us their watchful eyes and caring hands.

Some assignments to report. Archabbot Kurt made the following appointments:

  • Novice Noel is our stipendarius, taking over after Father Germain's many years of fulfilling this responsibility. The stipendarius coordinates having Masses said for particular intentions that are requested of our community to be said at our Eucharist. The priest concelebrants sign up to offer these intentions at our Eucharist. The principal presider offers the intention of the Eucharist for all our benefactors.

  • Father Meinrad will begin as Archivist of our monastery and the Swiss-American Congregation upon his return from his sabbatical in October. Brother Hugh continues his work as assistant to the archivist.

  • Novice Joseph has been auditing an "Archives and Records Management" course at Indiana University -- the same course that Father Timothy attended and found helpful for his work as archivist.

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.