Saint Meinrad Seminary & School of Theology

Formation and Education for the Life of the Church

Month In Pictures: February 2013

by Krista Hall

Second semester classes are in full swing by the end of February. Students come back to the Hill at the end of January refreshed from the holiday break and ready to grow and learn. February's strongest photos represent education.

The Institute for Priests and Presbyterates kicked off the first of three workshops of the World Priests Program. The international priests participating in the program experienced American food night in the St. John Vianney Center. With help from Saint Meinrad's head cook, Josh Lashlee, the priests made chili, nachos, Chicago-style hotdogs, hamburgers and buffalo chicken wings. In later workshops, they will share food and recipes from their cultures.

In early February, twenty-two students received the ministry of lector and twenty students received the ministry of acolyte from Archbishop Joseph Tobin, of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis. These ministries will give students hands-on experience and aid in their formation as priests.

As the semester moves on, students settle into their routine and classes. February brings life and activity back to the Hill after a quiet December and January.

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Echoes from the Bell Tower is a blog devoted to observations on Christian faith, spirituality and everyday events, by authors with a connection to the Benedictine values found at Saint Meinrad Archabbey and its Seminary and School of Theology. Contributors include students, permanent deacons, Benedictine oblates and Saint Meinrad monks. Their stories, thoughts and ideas highlight the mission and vision that ring out from the bell towers on this Hill in southern Indiana.


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