Saint Meinrad Archabbey offers several opportunities for young
men up to age 40 to visit the monastery and discern a possible
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org). This website (www.saintmeinrad.org) also provides a wide range of
helpful information about the life and work of the monks of Saint
Individual Visits: Once an initial relationship
has been established, an individual may wish to visit the monastery
to learn more about the abbey. Vocation guests typically stay in
the monastery Guest House during their first visit to campus with
the possibility of staying in the monastery guest quarters upon
subsequent visits. After speaking with the monastery Director
of Vocations, please use this
form to register for an overnight visit.
A Monastic Observance: Twice a year, Saint
Meinrad Archabbey offers a five-day live-in experience for men who
are interested in learning more about the monastic way of life.
Participants stay in the monastery guest house, eat and pray with
the monastic community, participate in morning work periods and sit
in on afternoon conferences by monks on different aspects of the
This program is free of charge and is offered December 27 to
January 1 each year, and for a week in the early summer. Summer
dates vary from year to year; see our website for exact dates. Learn more
about the program.
Benedictine Scholars Program: The Benedictine
Scholars Program is an eight-week summer discernment program for
men in college who are interested in working and studying theology
while participating in the life of the monastic community.
Participants live on the monastery campus and earn room, board and
a stipend by working on campus each morning. Afternoons are
reserved for taking a graduate-level course in our Seminary and
School of Theology.
Benedictine Scholars follow the full horarium (or
schedule) of the monastic community and join the monks for meals
and recreation. Positions are limited to six a year and application
materials are available on the Saint Meinrad Archabbey website. Learn more
about the program.