Saint Meinrad Archabbey

A catholic monastery devoted to the teachings of St. Benedict

Monk Profiles

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Here are brief profiles of some members of the Saint Meinrad monastic community.

Fr. Godfrey Mullen, OSB

Monk-Senior, Faculty

Head shot of Fr. Godfrey Mullen, OSBDepartment: Pastoral Studies
Title: Assistant Professor of Sacramental and Liturgical Theology


  • Assistant professor of sacramental and liturgical theology, Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology
  • Rector, St. Benedict Cathedral, Evansville, Indiana

Education History

  • PhD in Liturgical Studies (The Catholic University of America, 2003)
  • MDiv (Saint Meinrad School of Theology, 1994)
  • MA, Catholic Thought and Life (Saint Meinrad School of Theology, 1993)
  • BA, History (Saint Meinrad College, 1988)

Prior Work/Life Experience

I have been assigned various works in the Office of the Choirmaster, at St. Benedict Parish, Evansville, Indiana, in our Seminary and School of Theology, including teaching and administration, as a chaplain to the Benedictine Sisters of Virginia, and in our summer youth liturgical leadership program, "One Bread, One Cup."

Other Interests

I love visiting with my family and I enjoy spending time with my friends. I like to travel when the opportunity presents itself. I like to joke around with people and have a good time. 

What Attracted Me to Monastic Life

I came to Saint Meinrad as a diocesan seminarian, and knew that I wanted to be a priest. When I realized that the opportunity existed for me to join a monastic community, that seemed to make more sense for my personality than the more individual life of a diocesan priest.