Saint Meinrad Archabbey

A catholic monastery devoted to the teachings of St. Benedict

Spring 2016

Fr. Guerric DeBona delivered the Marten Fellow Homiletic Lecture at the University of Notre Dame in October. The lecture was titled "Recovering Our Voice: Catholic Preaching and Evangelization in America in the Early 20th Century."

Fr. Thomas Gricoski gave a retreat to Saint Meinrad deacons titled "Mystagogy on the Rite of Ordination of a Priest" at Einsiedeln, Switzerland, on January 16-21. He also presented a paper, "Towards a Steinian Neo-Essentialism," at an academic conference in Vienna in October.

Fr. Christian Raab published a review of Thomas Merton's In the Valley of Wormwood: Cistercian Saints and Blesseds for The Merton Annual: 2015 Centenary Edition.

Fr. Micheas Langston returned to the monastery in November after serving for the past 12 years as a civilian chaplain at Womack Army Medical Center and the Catholic community at Fort Bragg, NC. He is currently working on German translations in preparation for the quadrennial meeting of the world's abbots at Sant' Anselmo in Rome.

Fr. Kurt Stasiak presented "Becoming Better Confessors" for the Day of Sanctification, March 1, at Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House in Indianapolis, IN. On March 3-4, he presented workshops to the priests of the Diocese of Buffalo, NY, and to the seminarians at Christ the King Seminary in East Aurora, NY.

Fr. Tobias Colgan published the Allendale Mass, dedicated to the Carmelite nuns of Terre Haute, IN.

Br. John Mark Falkenhain will be on sabbatical from mid-May to mid-December, staying at Catholic University of America. While there, he will be writing a book on celibacy formation and continuing his affiliation with Saint Luke Institute.

Archabbot Justin DuVall appointed Fr. Eugene Hensell, Fr. Meinrad Brune, Fr. Julian Peters, Br. John Mark Falkenhain and Fr. Thomas Gricoski to the Abbatial Election and Blessing Task Force. This group will handle preparations and plans for the logistics of both the election and blessing of the new abbot. 

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