Saint Meinrad Archabbey

A catholic monastery devoted to the teachings of St. Benedict


Br. Luke Waugh, OSB, ordained a priest

June 08, 2015

Fr .-Luke -ordination -for -webFr. Luke Waugh, OSB, a monk of Saint Meinrad Archabbey, was ordained as a Roman Catholic priest on Sunday, June 7, 2015, by the Most Rev. Joseph Tobin, CSsR, archbishop of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis.

The ordination was held in Saint Meinrad's Archabbey Church, St. Meinrad, IN.

Fr. Luke, 50, was born in Weston, WV, where he attended Lewis County High School. He was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish in Salem, VA. He graduated from Radford University in Radford, VA, and worked in information technology for a company in Roanoke, VA.

He joined the monastery in 2009 and professed his solemn vows in 2014. Fr. Luke received his Master of Divinity degree from Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology in May.

He was recently named the director of enrollment for the Seminary and School of Theology and he is an assistant to the oblate director for Saint Meinrad's Benedictine oblate program.

Photo: Fr. Luke Waugh, OSB, (right) kneels before Archbishop Joseph Tobin, CSsR, during the ordination ceremony.