Saint Meinrad Archabbey

A catholic monastery devoted to the teachings of St. Benedict


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Perhaps you're interested in learning how Scripture, prayer, Benedictine wisdom or how art can inspire your spirituality. Saint Meinrad offers a variety of monk-led retreats during the year - on these and other topics.

Three-day retreats are offered on weekends (Friday evening through Sunday noon) or during the week (Tuesday evening through Thursday noon).

To register online, begin by clicking on the title of the retreat that interests you.

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Fiber artist Penny Sisto to display work at Saint Meinrad Archabbey Library

Tuesday, July 17- Sunday, August 26
Location: Archabbey Library Gallery

pic_news_sisto_exhibit.jpgThe work of fiber artist Penny Sisto will be featured in the Saint Meinrad Archabbey Library Gallery, St. Meinrad, IN, from July 17 through August 26. She resides in Floyds Knobs, IN, and has exhibited widely in the region, as well as nationally and internationally.

This exhibit, titled "Prayer Banners," displays a group of quilts that echo her faith. Sisto says, "All paths lead to the Divine…I walk down my path one stitch at a time."

Making quilts has always been central to the artist's life. At the age of 3, her grandmother taught her to sew in Scotland. Later, while working in East Africa as a midwife, she learned beading and collage techniques. The Maasai people taught her to crochet and to revel in color. She is inspired by the colors and textures of fabric that she pieces together in imaginative ways.

Her work is found in many public and private collections, including the Owensboro Museum of Fine Art, Spalding University, Abbey of Gethsemani, Sisters of Loretto and Brescia University.

For library hours, call (812) 357-6401 or (800) 987-7311, or visit the Archabbey Library's website:

The exhibit is free and open to the public. Those wishing to view the exhibit may want to arrive at least 30 minutes before closing time.

Photo: "Gold Guadalupe" by fiber artist Penny Sisto. 

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