Saint Meinrad Seminary & School of Theology

Formation and Education for the Life of the Church

Monastery Infirmary

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Giving Better Care to Our Brothers

In early 2015, the Saint Meinrad monastic community decided to undertake some serious mechanical repairs to the 32-year-old monastery.

Because the work included the replacement of the HVAC and plumbing systems, the monks needed to move out of the monastery for 14 months.

Improvements were also needed in the infirmary wing of the monastery: doorways and corridors were too narrow, bathrooms were not handicap accessible, and the professional staff was working out of a small room.

Thus, the monks decided to move ahead with infirmary improvements at the same time.

More Space and Comfort

Located on the ground floor, the infirmary wing has been expanded by 85% and improved to provide better health care for those residing there. Improvements include:

  • Four new rooms, for a total of 18
  • Larger rooms, with wheelchair access to the bathroom and shower
  • A centrally located nurses station
  • Wider doorways to allow for easier wheelchair use
  • Wider hallways so wheelchairs and electric scooters can maneuver easily, and hospital beds can be moved in and out of rooms.

The project is expected to cost $1.6 million. To make your gift toward the Monastery Infirmary project, visit our online giving page

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Photo: The artist rendering, above, shows the infirmary expansion, which looks onto the monastic courtyard.