Rome: An Experience in Christian Art and Architecture

The Seminary and School of Theology sponsors an annual three-week trip to Europe during the January Interterm for seminarians in Fourth Theology. The stay in Rome includes several tours and exposure to ancient Roman and early Christian culture, as well as the opportunity for additional travel in Europe.

Annual Lectures

Thomas Lecture: This annual address is given in memory of George and Mary Thomas and Fr. Kieran Conley, OSB, a monk of Saint Meinrad Archabbey. The lecture explores issues in philosophy and theology.

Dolle Lecture on Church Art and Architecture: Given in memory of Peter Dolle, an architect dedicated to the Church, and his wife, Viola, this lecture helps students grasp the expression of Christianity in Church art and architecture.

The John S. and Virginia Marten Lecture in Homiletics: Part of the John S. and Virginia Marten Endowment, this annual presentation brings notable homileticians to campus. A homiletics workshop takes place in conjunction with the lecture.

The Father Cyprian Davis Lecture: Father Cyprian Davis, OSB (1930-2015) was a monk and priest of Saint Meinrad Archabbey and professor of Church History at Saint Meinrad Seminary. He was a beloved teacher and prolific author who made contributions to medieval, monastic, and Black Catholic history. The annual Father Cyprian Davis Lecture is given in his honor, and it serves to promote awareness of the experience and contributions of African-Americans and other cultural groups in the Catholic Church in an effort to highlight what has been hidden.

Other Offerings

Throughout the year, various musical and cultural events are held. Usually, an exhibit of artwork is on display in the Archabbey Library Gallery. Twice a year, the students host an Around the World Party, where food, music and culture from various countries are offered. For upcoming events, see our Events page.