January has been a fairly grey month here at Saint Meinrad, but
the looks on people's faces in the Month in Pictures are far from
January Interterm classes began on the 9th and I photographed
Fr. Harry's Catholic art class painting, the wellness class
visiting infirmed monks and learning CPR, and Fr. Julian's cooking
These classes give students an opportunity to grow and learn in
areas they don't normally focus on during the semester, and I think
it's evident from the pictures that the classes help students build
community with monks, faculty and classmates.
In the monastery, Fr. Rupert Ostdick, OSB, died on January 14.
The funeral liturgy and burial were held the following Tuesday.
With death, there is often times new life. Less than a week after
Fr. Rupert's death, the monastery welcomed a new novice, Joseph
Wagner, and Novice Joshua Leeuw made first vows, taking the name
Enjoy this selection of pictures that show life on the Hill in