January is often thought of as a quiet time at Saint Meinrad. It
was quieter since some of the students were in Rome or at the
Mexican American Catholic College (MACC) in San Antonio, TX, but
there was no lack of activity on the Hill.
In the seminary, the students on the Hill participated in
January Interterm classes. Photographs in this gallery are from a
Catholic arts class visiting the Archabbey sacristy, a food
preparation class and students learning CPR and the Heimlich
About halfway through the month, the monastery received one new
novice, Joshua Leeuw, and four monks professed temporary vows, Br.
Simon Herrmann, Br. Joel Blaize, Br. Nathaniel Szidik, and Br. Jean
The same week, the monastic community celebrated the Feast of
St. Meinrad. Many of Saint Meinrad's oblates visited the Hill for
the feast and had the opportunity to witness Norm and Judith Herzog
renew their wedding vows after 55 years of marriage and make their
final oblation as Benedictine Oblates of Saint Meinrad.
Winter has settled in with colder temperatures and two snowfalls
in January. Even with the chilly weather and hibernating wildlife
outside, the halls of Saint Meinrad are buzzing with activity as
the spring semester kicks off.
Tyler Tenbarge took pictures during the Rome trip and Minh Vu
took pictures of the MACC trip. Br. Lorenzo Peñalosa, OSB,
photographed the reception into the novitiate and Krista Hall
filled in with the other photo assignments. Hope you enjoy this
glimpse of life on the Hill this January.