Saint Meinrad Archabbey

A catholic monastery devoted to the teachings of St. Benedict

Monastery Event

Benedictine Hills youth pilgrimage planned for Oct. 13

Saturday, October 13
Time: Begins at 1 p.m. EDT

The men’s and women’s Benedictine communities of Monastery Immaculate Conception and Saint Meinrad Archabbey are co-sponsoring a youth pilgrimage to take place the afternoon of Saturday, October 13, 2012.

The day’s events will begin at 1 p.m. (EDT) at the monastery church of Monastery Immaculate Conception in Ferdinand, IN. Following a brief prayer for pilgrims, the group will walk the six miles along country roads to Saint Meinrad Archabbey, St. Meinrad, IN, stopping along the way at Monte Cassino Shrine for prayer and rest.

Pilgrims will arrive at the Archabbey Church at Saint Meinrad for Vespers at 5 p.m. (CDT), followed by a cookout with members of both monastic communities.

The Benedictine Hills pilgrimage is open to parish youth groups, campus ministry groups or Newman Center communities, as well as individuals who wish to join the walk. Groups are encouraged to bring a banner or standard to walk with and to use in the procession into the Archabbey Church. Awards will be given for the most creative standards.

The cost is $7 per pilgrim (to be collected upon arrival) to cover the cost of supper. Participants are asked to bring comfortable walking shoes, snacks or bottled water for the walk, sunglasses, sunscreen, and warm or cool clothes, depending on the weather.

Pilgrims are asked to register at and to check the websites in case of rain: or