January is often a slow month for photography on the Hill. A lot
of the students are away on break or retreats, and things are quiet
in the monastery after the holidays settle down.
This January, however, was an exception. Some students
participated in January Interterm classes that, to say the least,
were very visual. They learned about Catholic art from Fr. Harry
Hagan, OSB, preparing food from Fr. Julian Peters, OSB, and how to
manage stress through yoga from Saint Meinrad's Director of Health
Services, Ann Rohleder.
In the monastery, the feast day of St. Meinrad, the patron saint
of the archabbey, was celebrated on January 21, and Br. Luke Waugh,
OSB, professed solemn vows a couple days later on the 25th. Even
with the polar vortex, beautiful sunlight lit up the Saint Meinrad
grounds on most days.
As the month winded down, the students returned to the Hill and
classes began. Saint Meinrad hosted Archbishop Thomas Rodi of the
Archdiocese of Mobile for the opening Mass in the school, and the
Institute for Priests and Presbyterates hosted seven international
priests for the World Priests Program.
The January events have started the year off with a kick
visually and I can't wait to see what the rest of the year
January photos were taken by Mary Jeanne Schumacher, Charles
Peñalosa and myself.