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. Jeremy King, OSB


Head shot of Fr. Jeremy King, OSBTitle: Archabbey Choirmaster
Current Assignment: Archabbey Choirmaster and Director of Cultural Programs
Professed Date: August 27, 1971
Ordination Date: April 20, 1975

Education History:

  • 1961 Sacred Heart Grade School
  • 1965 Saint Meinrad High School
  • 1970 Saint Meinrad College
  • 1975 Saint Meirnad School of Theology
  • 1979 MS Indiana University School of Higher Education

Prior Work/Life Experience:  I worked for my father at his Shell Service Station during high school and during college at Our Lady of Peace Hospital, both in Louisville, Kentucky.

Other Interests: I currently serve as the president of the Lincoln Boyhood Drama Association, which oversees the operations of the 1,500-seat amphitheatre at Lincoln State Park in Spencer County, Indiana.

I also enjoy the opportunity for ministry to the prisoners at the Branchville Correctional Facility in neighboring Perry County, Indiana.

What Attracted Me to Monastic Life:  I began my interest in becoming a member of the Saint Meinrad monastic community as soon as I enrolled in the High School here. My association with the monks and the way of life I witnessed was the main draw, but the beauty of the liturgy and the physical surroundings were very powerfully attractive.