Saint Meinrad Archabbey

A catholic monastery devoted to the teachings of St. Benedict

Monastery Event

Benedictine Hills youth pilgrimage

Saturday, October 19
Time: Noon - Central Time
Location: Walk begins at Archabbey Church, Saint Meinrad Archabbey

The men's and women's Benedictine communities of Saint Meinrad Archabbey and Monastery Immaculate Conception are co-sponsoring a youth pilgrimage to take place the afternoon of Saturday, October 19, 2013.

The day's events will begin at noon (CDT) at the Archabbey Church of Saint Meinrad Archabbey in St. Meinrad, IN. Following a brief prayer for pilgrims, the group will walk the six miles along country roads to Monastery Immaculate Conception.

Pilgrims will arrive at the Monastery Church at Ferdinand for Vespers at 5 p.m. (EDT), followed by a cookout with members of both monastic communities.

The Benedictine Hills pilgrimage is open to parish youth groups, campus ministry groups and 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 Monastery Church.

The cost is $7 per pilgrim (to be collected upon arrival) to cover the cost of supper (lunch is not provided).

Participants are reminded to bring comfortable walking shoes, snacks or bottled water, sunglasses, sunscreen, and warm or cool clothes, depending on the weather.

Pilgrims are asked to register at and to check the website in case of rain.