Here are brief profiles of some members of the Saint Meinrad
Fr. Rupert Ostdick, OSB
Born: November 14, 1921
Professed: August 10, 1944
Prior Work/Life Experience: After graduation from high school, I worked as a farm laborer and as a retail clerk for J.C. Penney Co.
from high school in 1939
academic studies through the Minor Seminary and Major Seminary
curricula at Saint Meinrad
A.B. degree in 1945
Work: From 1947 to 1979, I served as
treasurer of the Saint Meinrad complex. From 1972 to 1979, I
also served as business manager of Saint Meinrad. From 1979 to
1991, I served as general manager of Abbey Press.
From 1991 to 2006, I served in the Human Resources Department of
Saint Meinrad Archabbey. During most of the time between 1952
and 2006, I also did spiritual direction and parochial weekend
Other Interests: I've been interested in
music. For a considerable period, I sang in the monastic schola.
For some 20 years, I've been a cyclist.
What Attracted Me to Monastic Life:
Benedictine community life is patterned on a model of a family.
That is what mainly attracted me to the monastic life here at Saint