Saint Meinrad Seminary & School of Theology

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Month In Pictures: April 2014

by Krista Hall

To me, the photos from April show signs of the end of the school year. Winter finally retreated and the Saint Meinrad grounds are covered in vibrant greens, pinks and whites from all the flowering trees and plants.

A lot of the events and annual traditions in April take place as the semester is starting to wind down. The seminarians held the Around the World party the first week in April to share and celebrate all of the cultures and geographical locations represented by the student body. The IV Theology seminarians and some lay degree students attended the annual Graduates Luncheon hosted by the Saint Meinrad Alumni Association.

Following yearly tradition, Br. John Mark Falkenhain created the paschal candle that is lit at Easter and used in the Archabbey Church throughout the year.

The students closed out the month with the deacon ordination. Graduation will follow in just a few short weeks and the Hill will be quiet for about a month until the youth arrive for the "One Bread, One Cup," conferences.

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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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