Saint Meinrad Archabbey

A catholic monastery devoted to the teachings of St. Benedict

April 18-24, 2017

On Saturday, Brother Peduru was ordained a deacon along with his classmate, Jeff Dufresne of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis. Bishop Charles Thompson of the Diocese of Evansville served as the ordained prelate. Congratulations, Brother Peduru and Jeff! Their classmates have been or will be ordained in the coming weeks.

Several of our confreres have made visits home over the past couple weeks. We were able to catch up with Fathers Edward, Brendan and Patrick. Father Edward is the Director of International Benedictine Formation at Collegio Sant' Anselmo in Rome, Father Brendan is serving as President-Rector of Conception College Seminary at Conception Abbey in Missouri, and Father Patrick is serving as the Defender of the Bond for the Archdiocese of Indianapolis

Several of our volunteers joined us for Midday Prayer and a luncheon on Wednesday. The nearly two dozen volunteers in attendance (and others who could not attend the luncheon) help us throughout the year in assembling mailings. We are grateful for their charity and assistance throughout the year.

On Sunday, the junior monks and novice gathered for a Mass in the Guest House Chapel on Divine Mercy Sunday to remember our deceased loved ones and friends. Father Guerric (the novice-junior master) served as the principal celebrant, and Father Thomas (the socius) concelebrated.

Brother Zachary led a midweek retreat last week: "How Long, O Lord?" on waiting for the Lord and Psalm 13.

Father Colman is leading the "Praying with the Psalms" retreat for deacons and their wives.

In case you've missed it, we started season 2 of our podcasts. The first two episodes are on community life. Here is a link:

Finally, May is quickly approaching and so are the pilgrimages at Monte Cassino to honor our Blessed Mother. Here is more information about the pilgrimages:

Each day the monks of Saint Meinrad Archabbey write another page in the long history of Benedictine monks throughout the world. Here are recent events chronicled at Saint Meinrad.