Saint Meinrad Seminary & School of Theology

Formation and Education for the Life of the Church


Archabbot Kurt Stasiak, OSB


Head shot of Archabbot Kurt Stasiak, OSBDepartment: Emeritus
Title: Professor Emeritus of Sacramental-Liturgical Theology

Education History

  • STD (Pontifical Athenaeum of Sant' Anselmo, Rome, 1993)
  • STL (Pontifical Athenaeum of Sant' Anselmo, Rome, 1985)
  • MDiv (Saint Meinrad School of Theology, 1980)
  • BS (Saint Meinrad College, 1974)


Archabbot Kurt Stasiak, OSB, a monk of Saint Meinrad Archabbey, professed vows as a Benedictine monk in 1975. He is Director of Spiritual Formation for the School of Theology.

He was ordained to the priesthood in 1980 and has been a member of the School of Theology faculty since 1986.

He previously served as provost-vice rector of the School of Theology, vocation director for Saint Meinrad Archabbey, chair of the Archabbey Church Renovation Committee and assistant novice-junior master at Saint Meinrad Archabbey.

Archabbot Kurt is the author of several books including Sacramental Theology: Means of Grace, Ways of Life (Loyola, 2002); A Confessor's Handbook (Paulist, 1999); and Return to Grace: a theology for infant baptism (Liturgical Press-A Pueblo Book, 1996).

He has published numerous articles and book reviews appearing in a variety of publications.

He was elected the archabbot of Saint Meinrad Archabbey on June 2, 2016.