Saint Meinrad Seminary & School of Theology

Formation and Education for the Life of the Church

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Rome: An Experience in Christian Art and Architecture

The Seminary and School of Theology sponsors an annual three-week trip to Europe during the January Interterm for seminarians in IV Theology. A two-week stay in Rome includes several tours and an exposure to ancient Roman and early Christian culture, as well as the opportunity for additional travel in Europe.

Annual Lectures

Thomas Lecture: The Thomas Lecture is an annual address given in memory of George and Mary Thomas and Fr. Kieran Conley, OSB, a monk of Saint Meinrad Archabbey. The lecture explores issues in philosophy and theology.

Dolle Lecture on Church Art and Architecture: Given in memory of Peter Dolle, an architect dedicated to the Church, and his wife, Viola, this lecture helps students grasp the expression of Christianity in Church art and architecture.

The John S. and Virginia Marten Lecture in Homiletics: Instituted as part of the John S. and Virginia Marten Endowment, this annual presentation brings notable homileticians to campus. A six-hour homiletics workshop is held the day following the presentation.

Black History Lecture: In February of each year, Saint Meinrad celebrates Black History Month by inviting a speaker to campus to talk on some aspect of the Black experience.

Other Offerings

Throughout the year, various musical and cultural events are held. Usually, an exhibit of artwork is on display in the Archabbey Library Gallery. Twice a year, the students host an "Around the World" event, where food, music and culture from various countries are offered. For upcoming events, see our Events page.