Summer 2021

Fr. Harry Hagan gave the annual retreat for Conception Abbey and for Assumption Abbey in May.

Br. Michael Reyes premiered a new song commissioned by the Epiphany Catholic Church in Louisville, KY, in early June. He also was one of six featured composers in the virtual concert, “Soundstream-ing Beyond Notes 2021,” hosted by the Asian Composers League.

Archabbot Kurt Stasiak and Fr. Meinrad Brune attended the 60th anniversary of ordination of priesthood of retired Bishop Gerald Gettelfinger of Evansville, IN, on June 3. The Mass was at St. Benedict Cathedral. Fr. Meinrad is an ordination classmate.

Fr. Anthony Vinson celebrated the Baccalaureate Mass for graduates and parents at Saint Xavier High School in Louisville, KY, in May 2021, where he has served as school chaplain since 2008.

Fr. Eugene Hensell gave the community retreat for the monks of Marmion Abbey, in Aurora, IL, June 6-10.

Fr. Christian Raab preached a parish mission on the domestic church at Saint Paul Parish, Ithaca, MI, from May 24-27, and preached the Diocese of Little Rock Priest Retreat from June 7-11. He also was a guest on the “All Set for Sunday” podcast on June 2.

Br. Michael Reyes recently gave an online academic lecture on electroacoustic music to the college and conservatory music students and faculty of the Philippines.

Br. Simon Herrmann served as chaplain to the “One Bread, One Cup” college interns during the 2021 college internship and summer youth conferences. He has been involved in the conferences almost every year since he was a high school participant in 2005.

Br. John Mark Falkenhain co-organized and taught the online “Professional Training Series Mental Health Matters,” a collaborative project between Saint Luke Institute and Saint Meinrad Archabbey. The training series, which ran in March and April, drew 180 participants from all over the world, including England, Norway, Sweden, Australia, Canada, France and the U.S.

Fr. Julian Peters directed the ordination retreat for the permanent deacon candidates in Springfield, IL, June 2-6. He also directed the ordination retreat for the Diocese of Owensboro at Saint Meinrad Archabbey July 18-23.