Right Reverend Justin DuVall, OSB
Archabbot of Saint Meinrad Archabbey
On December 31, 2004, the
Right Reverend Justin DuVall, OSB, was elected archabbot of Saint
Meinrad Archabbey by his Benedictine confreres. He is the ninth
abbot and sixth archabbot in the monastic community's history.
A native of Toledo, OH, he professed vows as a Benedictine monk
in 1974 and was ordained to the Roman Catholic priesthood in 1978.
He did graduate studies at the University of Michigan, where he
earned a Master of Arts degree in library science in 1979.
From 1979-93, he was the assistant librarian in the Saint
Meinrad Archabbey Library. In 1984, he was appointed prior (second
in leadership) of the monastery and served in that capacity until
1995. Other assignments have included master of ceremonies,
assistant to the novice/junior master, and chairman of the
monastery's Liturgical Advisory Committee.
Archabbot Justin also has served as a member of the Archabbey
Council and the Archabbey Strategic Planning Committee, an advisor
for Abbey Blessings catalog, and a commuting chaplain for Monastery
Immaculate Conception in Ferdinand, IN.
He served as associate dean of Saint Meinrad School of Theology
from 1995 to 1996, when he was named the provost and vice rector of
the Seminary and School of Theology. He served in that position
until his election as archabbot.