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.

Br. Matthew Mattingly, OSB

Head shot of Br. Matthew Mattingly, OSBTitle: Student
Born: February 24, 1975
Professed: August 6, 2007

Prior Work/Life Experience:
I spent ten years in the home improvement industry; most of that time working as a business consultant for a wholesaler/retail franchise.

Education History:

  • BS, Business Administration, Indiana University
  • MS degree work, Ball State University

Work in the Monastery:
I am currently a full-time student in our school pursuing a lay degree in Catholic Thought and Life.  I also do work in our vocations office and am learning to be a photographer.

Other Interests:
I especially enjoy reading and writing; history is a favorite subject. I am studying Latin and I am interested in learning other languages. I like the outdoors; especially jogging or riding my bike on nice days. Since joining the monastery, I have taken up photography as a hobby.

What Attracted Me to Monastic Life:
Monastic life, as I see it, is about hearing the Word of God as it speaks to us through the liturgy, the reading of scripture and especially, here, through the demands that community life puts upon us, and allowing ourselves to become transformed by it.