Saint Meinrad Seminary & School of Theology

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Year In Pictures: 2013

by Krista Hall

Another year has come and gone in the blink of an eye. Now that I've been here for almost two years, I understand the cycle that happens at Saint Meinrad. I photograph a lot of the same events, at the same time, every year. I can walk around and try to find different ways to photograph them, but the one thing that makes the photos unique year-to-year is the people in them. They might be the same events, but they're different people living in a different moment.

These moments, however big or small, are important to the people living in them and to the developing history of Saint Meinrad. I hope you enjoy Saint Meinrad's 2013 year in photographs.

The Most Rev. Joseph Tobin, archbishop of Indianapolis, was officially welcomed at Saint Meinrad Archabbey on January 21. He was the principal celebrant at Mass on the Solemnity of St. Meinrad.

The Most Rev. Joseph Tobin, archbishop of Indianapolis, was officially welcomed at Saint Meinrad Archabbey on January 21. He was the principal celebrant at Mass on the Solemnity of St. Meinrad.

Participants in the Institute for Priests and Presbyterates' World Priests Program worked together to make chili while cooking instructor Josh Lashlee observed on February 6.

Participants in the Institute for Priests and Presbyterates' World Priests Program worked together to make chili while cooking instructor Josh Lashlee observed on February 6.

Seminarian Robert Healey, Diocese of Tulsa, waited at the back of the St. Thomas Aquinas Chapel to serve as cantor during the ministry installation on February 7.

Seminarian Robert Healey, Diocese of Tulsa, waited at the back of the St. Thomas Aquinas Chapel to serve as cantor during the ministry installation on February 7.

President-rector Fr. Denis Robinson, OSB, taught a class on Jansenism on February 11 in the Seminary and School of Theology.

President-rector Fr. Denis Robinson, OSB, taught a class on Jansenism on February 11 in the Seminary and School of Theology.

Seminary students completed the deacon promises ceremony on March 7.

Seminary students completed the deacon promises ceremony on March 7.

Branchville Correctional Facility offenders line up to take Communion or receive a blessing from Archabbot Justin DuVall, OSB, during a Sunday evening Mass at the facility in March.

Branchville Correctional Facility offenders line up to take Communion or receive a blessing from Archabbot Justin DuVall, OSB, during a Sunday evening Mass at the facility in March.

Oblate Mary Goedert of Evansville, IN, observes the Ritual of Oblation on March 21, 2013.

Oblate Mary Goedert of Evansville, IN, observes the Ritual of Oblation on March 21, 2013.

Seminarians Mauricio Abeldano Flores, from left, Michael Moon, Elijah Cho and Ben Syberg help each other prepare for the deacon ordination on April 6.

Seminarians Mauricio Abeldano Flores, from left, Michael Moon, Elijah Cho and Ben Syberg help each other prepare for the deacon ordination on April 6.

Fr. Joe Moriarty prays during the deacon ordination on April 6.

Fr. Joe Moriarty prays during the deacon ordination on April 6.

Eight seminarians were ordained deacons in the Archabbey Church on April 6.

Eight seminarians were ordained deacons in the Archabbey Church on April 6.

Friends and family members gathered in the Archabbey Church to witness the deacon ordination of eight seminarians on April 6.

Friends and family members gathered in the Archabbey Church to witness the deacon ordination of eight seminarians on April 6.

r. Anthony Vinson, OSB, gave First Communion to six children at St. Boniface Church in Fulda, IN, on April 13.

r. Anthony Vinson, OSB, gave First Communion to six children at St. Boniface Church in Fulda, IN, on April 13.

Dogwood trees bloom outside the Monte Cassino Shrine on April 22.

Dogwood trees bloom outside the Monte Cassino Shrine on April 22.

From right, Andrea Willinger, Joel Padgett, Melissa McNabb, Ryan Hillman, Jeremy Goebel and Jenna Cain wait to receive their Master of Arts (Theology) degrees during graduation on May 11.

From right, Andrea Willinger, Joel Padgett, Melissa McNabb, Ryan Hillman, Jeremy Goebel and Jenna Cain wait to receive their Master of Arts (Theology) degrees during graduation on May 11.

Fourth theology student Anthony Mullek embraced President-rector Fr. Denis Robinson, OSB, before receiving his diploma from Archabbot Justin DuVall, OSB, at the Seminary and School of Theology graduation on May 11.

Fourth theology student Anthony Mullek embraced President-rector Fr. Denis Robinson, OSB, before receiving his diploma from Archabbot Justin DuVall, OSB, at the Seminary and School of Theology graduation on May 11.

The Marty Gym where the UnStable was originally located was demolished on June 11. The UnStable was relocated to the newly renovated St. Martin Center.

The Marty Gym where the UnStable was originally located was demolished on June 11. The UnStable was relocated to the newly renovated St. Martin Center.

A youth participant prays during the "One Bread, One Cup" conference on June 18.

A youth participant prays during the "One Bread, One Cup" conference on June 18.

Monks Br. James Jensen, OSB, from left, Br. William Sprauer, OSB, and Br. John Mark Falkenhain, OSB, participated in a morning conference session during "One Bread, One Cup."

Monks Br. James Jensen, OSB, from left, Br. William Sprauer, OSB, and Br. John Mark Falkenhain, OSB, participated in a morning conference session during "One Bread, One Cup."

Afternoon sunlight streams through the tree that stands in front of the Memorial Lobby steps in July.

Afternoon sunlight streams through the tree that stands in front of the Memorial Lobby steps in July.

"One Bread, One Cup" interns embraced and prayed together in the Archabbey Church at the end of the reconciliation service held on the third day of the conference.

"One Bread, One Cup" interns embraced and prayed together in the Archabbey Church at the end of the reconciliation service held on the third day of the conference.

A "One Bread, One Cup" youth participant holds the thurible before the start of a Mass on the fourth day of the conference.

A "One Bread, One Cup" youth participant holds the thurible before the start of a Mass on the fourth day of the conference.

Fr. Godfrey Mullen, OSB, left, helped a "One Bread, One Cup" youth participant light the incense before the start of a Mass on the fourth day on the conference.

Fr. Godfrey Mullen, OSB, left, helped a "One Bread, One Cup" youth participant light the incense before the start of a Mass on the fourth day on the conference.

"One Bread, One Cup" youth participants wait for the conference closing Mass to begin with the candles they made in the liturgical art group.

"One Bread, One Cup" youth participants wait for the conference closing Mass to begin with the candles they made in the liturgical art group.

Emeritus Archabbot Bonaventure Knaebel, OSB, gave a presentation on the Archabbey Cemetery during the Alumni Reunion on July 29.

Emeritus Archabbot Bonaventure Knaebel, OSB, gave a presentation on the Archabbey Cemetery during the Alumni Reunion on July 29.

Fr. Joseph Voor (O'50), of the Archdiocese of Louisville, shares fond memories from his time in school during his Distinguished Alumnus Award acceptance speech.

Fr. Joseph Voor (O'50), of the Archdiocese of Louisville, shares fond memories from his time in school during his Distinguished Alumnus Award acceptance speech.

Br. James Jensen, OSB, receives the sign of peace from Archabbot Justin DuVall, OSB, after he professed temporary vows as a Benedictine monk.

Br. James Jensen, OSB, receives the sign of peace from Archabbot Justin DuVall, OSB, after he professed temporary vows as a Benedictine monk.

Seminarian Meril Sahayam prays with classmates during morning prayer on December 5.

Seminarian Meril Sahayam prays with classmates during morning prayer on December 5.

President-rector Fr. Denis Robinson, OSB, participates in the St. Nicholas Banquet on December 5 while Deacon Juan Guido portrays St. Nicholas.

President-rector Fr. Denis Robinson, OSB, participates in the St. Nicholas Banquet on December 5 while Deacon Juan Guido portrays St. Nicholas.

Snow covers the Archabbey grounds on December 7.

Snow covers the Archabbey grounds on December 7.

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