Summer 2020

Br. Stanley Wagner had an article published in the June 2020 issue of American Benedictine Review titled “‘A Strong Sign of Unity’: The Divine Office and Community Integration at Saint Meinrad Archabbey, 1870-1970.”

Br. John Mark Falkenhain, Br. Joel Blaize and Sr. Jeana Visel conducted a series of Gregorian Chant distance learning sessions for the National Association of Pastoral Musicians June 13-27.

Fr. Guerric DeBona started his sabbatical June 1 and will continue through mid-January 2021. During his absence, Fr. Harry Hagan was appointed pro-subprior, Fr. Joseph Cox was appointed acting novice-junior master, and Br. Simon Herrmann was appointed assistant to the acting novice-junior master.

Br. John Glasenapp successfully defended his dissertation and was awarded a PhD in historical musicology from Columbia University. He will offer a course titled “The History of Sacred Music from Augustine to the 21st Century” in the fall semester of the Seminary and School of Theology.

Fr. Mark O’Keefe was re-elected to the Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology Board of Trustees for a two-year term.

Br. Joel Blaize was accepted into the master’s program in Gregorian chant and ritual song at the University of Limerick, Ireland. He plans to begin studies in 2021.

Fr. Meinrad Brune and Fr. Bede Cisco were elected to two-year terms on the Abbot’s Council. Br. John Mark Falkenhain was elected to a one-year term. Fr. Joseph Cox and Fr. Luke Waugh were appointed to one-year terms.

Fr. Raymond Studzinski had the first issue of his academic journal, The International Journal of Evangelization and Catechetics, published by Catholic University Press in May.

Br. John Mark Falkenhain’s book, How We Love: A Formation for the Celibate Life, received a third-place award from the Association of Catholic Publishers in the “General Interest” category.