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. Noël Mueller, OSB

Monk-Senior

Head shot of Fr. Noël Mueller, OSB

Current Assignment: Secretary to the Archabbot, retreat master, spiritual direction

Professed Date: 8/15/63

Education History: BA (English); MDiv; MA (English Literature)

Prior Work/Life Experience: 10 years in the Andes doing every type of ministry; guest and tour master for the monastery; Professor of English literature in the College; Director of the Sabbatical Program for the School of Theology; Hispanic ministry in Huntingburg and at Nativity Parish in Evansville, Indiana. 

Other Interests: I love reading good literature; listening to classical, Andean, and bluegrass music.

What Attracted Me to Monastic Life: I wanted a community life of prayer and work. I studied 6 years for the diocesan priesthood, but became convinced that I was called to the monastic life. Next year I complete 50 years as a monk.