Saint Meinrad Seminary & School of Theology

Formation and Education for the Life of the Church


Saint Meinrad will offer confession times during Easter season

March 23, 2016

Opportunities for the sacrament of reconciliation will be available at Saint Meinrad Archabbey on Saturdays and Sundays during the Easter season.

Confession will be available at the chapel in the Archabbey Guest House on these days:

Saturdays (April 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30; May 7 and 14): 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Sundays (April 3, 10, 17 and 24; May 1, 8 and 15): 8:15 to 9:15 a.m.

(All times are Central Time)

The opportunities for confession are part of the observance of the Jubilee Year of Mercy, as designated by Pope Francis.

During the Year of Mercy, Indianapolis Archbishop Joseph W. Tobin, CSsR, selected the Saint Meinrad Archabbey Church as one of two pilgrimage sites in the archdiocese that Catholics may visit to receive a plenary indulgence established by the Holy See for the jubilee year. The other church is SS. Peter and Paul Cathedral in Indianapolis.

To receive the plenary indulgence, Catholics can pass through the designated "holy door" at the church, recite a profession of faith (the Apostles' or Nicene Creed), and pray for the pope and his intentions.

Additionally, during the 20 days before or after passing through the holy door, Catholics are required to be truly repentant of one's sins and participate in the sacrament of penance, receive Communion and prayerfully reflect on mercy after receiving it.

The Holy Door of Mercy is the northernmost door at the main entrance to the Archabbey Church.