Opportunities for Discernment

Saint Meinrad Archabbey offers several opportunities for young men up to age 40 to visit the monastery and discern a possible monastic vocation.

Establishing a Relationship: Men interested discerning a religious or monastic vocation are invited to contact the vocation director to ask questions and begin building a relationship with the monastery. Our vocation director can be contacted by telephone (812-357-6318) or by email (vocations@saintmeinrad.org). This website (www.saintmeinrad.org) also provides a wide range of helpful information about the life and work of the monks of Saint Meinrad.

Vocation Discernment Retreat

Tuesday, May 11 - Monday, May 17, 2021

This retreat will offer an opportunity for men, ages 20-40, to learn more about life as a Benedictine monk. Retreatants will join the monks for prayer in the Archabbey Church, maintaining safe social distancing and masking. Retreatants will be housed outside the cloister, but will follow monastic practices with regard to dining, lectio divina, and recreation. 

There will be informative conferences and work periods as well as opportunities to interact with members of the monastic community. Limited to six participants. If you are interested, please contact Brother Zachary Wilberding, OSB, director of monastery vocations, before April 15. His contact information is:

Brother Zachary Wilberding, OSB
Director of Monastery Vocations
Saint Meinrad Archabbey
100 Hill Drive
St. Meinrad, IN  47577
Email: zwilberding@saintmeinrad.edu
Phone: 812-357-6803 or 812-686-8919