Saint Meinrad Archabbey offers several opportunities for young
men up to age 40 to visit the monastery and discern a possible
Establishing a Relationship: Men
interested discerning a religious or monastic vocation are invited
to contact the vocation director to ask questions and begin
building a relationship with the monastery. Our vocation director
can be contacted by telephone (812-357-6318) or by email (firstname.lastname@example.org). This website (www.saintmeinrad.org) also provides a wide range of
helpful information about the life and work of the monks of Saint
Individual Visits: Once an initial relationship
has been established, an individual may wish to visit the monastery
to learn more about the abbey. Vocation guests typically stay in
the monastery Guest House during their first visit to campus with
the possibility of staying in the monastery guest quarters upon
subsequent visits. After speaking with the monastery Director of
Vocations, please use this form to register
for an overnight visit.
Come & See Weekends: Saint Meinrad
Archabbey offers several "Come & See" weekend events throughout
the year, offering single Catholic men, ages 18-35, a chance to
discern a possible monastic vocation. For more information, or for
upcoming dates, see our Come & See Weekend page.
A Monastic Observance: Twice
a year, Saint Meinrad Archabbey offers a five-day live-in
experience for men who are interested in learning more about the
monastic way of life.
Participants stay in the monastery guest house, eat and pray
with the monastic community, participate in morning work periods
and sit in on afternoon conferences by monks on different aspects
of the monastic life.
This program is free of charge and is offered December 27 to
January 1 each year, and for a week in the early summer. Summer
dates vary from year to year; see our website for exact dates. Learn more
about the program.