Saint Meinrad Seminary & School of Theology

Formation and Education for the Life of the Church


Fr. Harry Hagan, OSB


Head shot of Fr. Harry Hagan, OSBDepartment: Scripture
Title: Associate Professor of Scripture

Education History

  • Laureatus [SSD ](Pontifical Biblical Institute, 1986)
  • SSL (Pontifical Biblical Institute, 1978)
  • MA (Indiana University, 1975)
  • MDiv (Saint Meinrad School of Theology, 1974)
  • BA (Saint Meinrad School of Theology, 1969)


Father Harry Hagan, OSB, of Bardstown, KY, joined Saint Meinrad Archabbey in 1971. After completing graduate studies in Rome in 1982, he began teaching Old Testament and serving on the Student Life Staff.

In 1996, he became the Novice and Junior Master for the Archabbey and has become interested in the translation of early Latin Monastic Literature.

Each year he teaches a course in Psalms, which reflects his interest in language, poetry and liturgical texts. He served on the Renovation Committee of the Archabbey Church (1993-1997) and maintains an interest in church architecture.

Since 2000, he has produced three CDs of Gregorian chant for which he has written some of the English texts. He is presently writing English texts to be set to music by Father Columba Kelly, OSB, for a Saint Meinrad Gradual.

In 2002, Oregon Catholic Press published Awake, My Soul, a collection of his hymns. He also developed the Meinrad chant font.