Saint Meinrad Archabbey

A catholic monastery devoted to the teachings of St. Benedict

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Here are brief profiles of some members of the Saint Meinrad monastic community.

Fr. Christian Raab, OSB


Head shot of Fr. Christian Raab, OSBTitle: Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology
Born: January 4, 1975
Professed: February 2, 2005
Prior Work/Life Experience: I was a high school teacher for five years. I also moonlighted as a musician.

Education History:

  • 1997 - BA History and Religious Studies, Indiana University

  • 2003 - MA Pastoral Studies, Loyola University Chicago

  • 2009 - MDiv, Saint Meinrad School of Theology

  • 2012 - STL Historical and Systematic Theology, Catholic University of America

  • 2015 - STD Historical and Systematic Theology, Catholic University of America

Work in the Monastery:
Assistant professor of systematic theology; formation dean; College Ministerial Internship Program coordinator.

Other interests:
I read a lot. I play guitar. I love to walk.

Favorite Memory:
My favorite memories are of the times when I have seen people change for the better, or of when I have seen relationships be reconciled. 

What Attracted Me to Monastic Life:
Saint Meinrad, with its monastery, seminary and retreat center, struck me as a place that was giving God to a world that needed God. I wanted to be part of that.