Saint Meinrad Archabbey

A catholic monastery devoted to the teachings of St. Benedict

Monk Profiles

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

Fr. Christian Raab, OSB

Monk-Senior

Head shot of Fr. Christian Raab, OSBTitle: Student
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

Work in the Monastery:
Currently I am a fulltime student at the Catholic University of America. I have had assignments as associate vocation director, and at the Abbey Press, the Scholar Shop and the Office of Group Accomodations.

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.