Saint Meinrad Archabbey

A catholic monastery devoted to the teachings of St. Benedict

September 18-24, 2017


Please note: "About the House" is on hiatus until the new monk-writer begins. 

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Editor's note: About the House will have a new author after this post. I am grateful to Brother Joel for taking over the About the House. It has been a pleasure to keep you informed about the happenings around the house here on the Hill for the past two and a half years. I will still be around, and I look forward to diving more into some of my other responsibilities. You will be in good hands with Brother Joel's creativity.

Gratefully and in Christ's Peace,

Brother Simon Herrmann, OSB

On Monday, Father Abbot joined the seminary community for Vespers and met with the seminary monks to check in with them about their work in the Seminary and School of Theology.

On Tuesday, several monks and several members of our Development Office staff gathered in Evansville with local alumni and friends from the Evansville area. About 150 guests registered to attend. Evansville seminarian Andrew Thomas and Evansville priest Father Crispine Adongo gave brief talks after the meal.

Also on Tuesday, we hosted an American Red Cross Blood Drive.

Two weekends ago, I forgot to mention, Father Eugene gave a retreat on the Gospel of Matthew to a full house of guests, and Father Adrian gave a retreat on Contemplative Living this weekend.

Father Ephrem, who was here to help with translation for the Abbots President Synod, left on Sunday to return to England, where he is giving some conferences on early monastic rules of life.

Novice Noel is serving as our stipendarius,  where he arranges for Masses to be offered for particular intentions that come in to the monastery. He reported that we have an updated way to receive Mass intentions through our website: Of course, folks can continue mailing in their Mass intention request with the suggested $10 donation to:

Custodian of Mass Intentions

Saint Meinrad Archabbey

100 Hill Drive

St. Meinrad, IN 47577

Our community, as well as youth and interns from the One Bread, One Cup program, have been invited to lead the praying of Compline at the National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC) this year on Friday evening, November 17. We are honored to have been asked to lead and join in the praying of compline with 26,000 youth and adult participants in Lucas Oil Stadium.

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.