Saint Meinrad Archabbey

A catholic monastery devoted to the teachings of St. Benedict

February 14-20, 2017

We had a community meeting on Wednesday where we heard from the Abbey Press General Manager as well as our Director of Human Resources. They updated us on the nature and emotions regarding the transition at the Abbey Press, since February marks the "formal" beginning of our closing of the Trade Marketing and Printing Divisions of our Abbey Press.

Please continue to pray for our co-workers and their families as they make this transition.

The latest blog post from Brother Francis: Created out of love to love

Archabbot Kurt returns tomorrow (Tuesday) from the Abbots and Priors Workshop, which was held at Prince of Peace Abbey in Oceanside, CA.

Abbot Kurt appointed Brother Zachary to assume the responsibility of Director of Public Reading (one of the positions Father Gavin held up until his death). Brother Zachary will offer corrections and advice to those who read both in church and at table. Brother Zachary also will take suggestions on books to be read at our common table.

Father Denis Q. and Brother Francis have been appointed to the Conference Committee of the monastery to help plan Advent and Lenten conferences for the community. They join Fathers Colman and Anthony and Brothers Simon and Nathaniel. (Father Gavin, up until his death, helped on this committee.)

We look forward to opening our house to the several women and men who helped us with our move out and back into the monastery during our monastery renovation. Brothers Martin and Peduru are planning the open house that will take place this coming Saturday.

Father Lambert led a retreat for women from a parish in nearby Evansville. They were here on campus this weekend and joined us for several of our community liturgies.

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.