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.edu). This website (www.saintmeinrad.org) also provides a wide range of helpful information about the life and work of the monks of Saint Meinrad.

Monastic Come and See Experiences

November 25-27, 2022 and January 3-5, 2023

The Come and See Weekend is an opportunity to explore more deeply the monastic vocation and the possibility that God is calling you. We will begin on Friday afternoon with Vespers with the monastic community in the Archabbey Church. The rest of the weekend will include:

  • Informative conferences on various aspects of the monastic vocation

  • A tour of the monastery

  • Joining the monks for meals in the refectory

  • Joining the monks for prayer in the Archabbey Church

  • Joining the monks for recreation

The experiences are open to Catholic men between the ages of 18 and 40 who wish to discern whether God is calling them to monastic life. There is no charge for the weekend. Participants must complete a preliminary questionnaire, which will be provided by the Vocation Director upon request.

Interested men should contact:

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