Saint Meinrad Archabbey

A catholic monastery devoted to the teachings of St. Benedict

September 11-17, 2017

This past week, we hosted the Synod of Abbots President. The synod began on Monday and ran through Saturday. There were 30+ individuals involved, including the abbots president, staff, and translators (our Father Ephrem being was among them). The participants joined us for Mass and Midday Office and prayed Lauds, Vespers and Compline at the Guest House.

Father Abbot Primate Gregory Polan, OSB, presided and preached at our Eucharist on Thursday for the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross. The participants and some sister-representatives from the monasteries of Our Lady of Beech Grove (Indiana) and Monastery Immaculate Conception (Ferdinand) joined us for dinner and recreation on Friday. Here is a link to a photo album of some photos from the Abbots President synod.

We had a community meeting on Wednesday. Brother John Mark gave us an update on some vocations-related news, and also encouraged us to continue chanting and reciting well in our liturgy and fostering fraternal support for one another -- two areas that shine brightly from our community for men who are interested in the monastic journey of seeking God with us in our prayer and work. For our readers, sometimes it takes a prompting from someone like you to a  young man encouraging him to consider monastic life. So, prompt away!

We had a 5k run/walk this weekend. More than 130 people participated and several of our co-workers, monastery friends and monks helped with the event. The 5k event benefitted a local Catholic Charities. The Knights of Columbus (Saint Meinrad Seminary Chapter) hosted a pancake breakfast for the participants. See the photos

Our Institute for Priests and Presbyterates (IPP) hosted a Newly Appointed Pastors Workshop last week. Here are some photos from their conferences.

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.